I recently refurbished this sometime portrait in a box, and posed it seated for these photos:
This is an any woman portrait. This sometime portrait in a box is a very personal work that speaks to me about death and the ages. The altered life cast face is at one with the worn stones I placed below it.
I made this from a life cast, that I altered significantly. Not just by adding the life channels that I carved and traced in graphite. The face shape and expression has been revised by careful carving.
I buffed and sealed the tinted plaster cast face, then mounted it firmly into the box. For the background I digitally manipulated a grayscale scan of an abstract pastel drawing, which is a piece titled “Dance Partners”. The transformed drawing relates to the found beach stones that I mounted in the box.
Here my portrait box is photographed on a chair that I spray painted using purchased stencil. I have my sometime portrait in a box comfortably seated!