Title : Self Portrait as Cell Mitosis Library
Materials : Oil, acrylic, paper, fabric, string, hair of the artist and the artist’s husband, rubble from studio walls, charcoal, and mixed media on canvas
Date : 2005
Dimensions : 54 x 54 x 0.3 inches
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This painting lists all the books I had in my apartment during the time I made the piece. The books are lined up in rows as they are on bookshelves and also as cells do in mitosis, or reproduction. Brain cells grow and multiply as we learn from the books, as shown here.