Self portraiture has always been a part of my work, from rote self documentation, to testing new techniques and ideas on the only willing participant I could find, so a deeper desire to come to terms with my body, my image. In recent years self portraits have become a focus of my work, and a way to confront preconceptions and societal expectations of my body, an attempt to love the skin I inhabit, find beauty where I have for so much of my life seen none. In particular I have found power in color, and a deep connection with magenta in particular, it has come to define this body of work, and body of mine. Saturated, bold, bright, fat, and true.