This is a large-scale self-portrait of the artist. It is based on a photograph taken by the artist’s mother. The original image has been manipulated using photocopies and collage, giving the face a mask-like appearance. A bat and a butterfly form the hair or an extravagant hat. The work reflects Chetwynd’s interest in staging and performance and presents a wry take on female stereotypes.
Gallery label, May 2019
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