Self Portrait
2003
Made with plaster strips, beeswax, seed beads, wire, and
lampworked glass beads.


The foundation is made from a plaster mold of my
face, which I then coated in a layer of beeswax.
Each seed bead is pressed into the beeswax
individually, a tedious procedure that takes many
hours. The beeswax technique is derived from the
art of the Huichol tribe in Mexico.




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