My paintings deal with identity. I am fascinated by the way that art can capture, glorify, and immortalize a person. Great portraits of the past often provide visual inspiration and a starting point for my own artwork. I absorb these influences and synthesize them with my own memories and experiences in order to create psychological self-portraits. I insert my facial features as a self-portrait into these immortalized images. “Breadwinner” is a self-portrait in which I combine Vogue fashion spreads, Hans Holbein paintings, fauvist colors, and a cheeky expression. This is my version of a female power portrait by appropriating a male artist by using my own style, stance, and clothing.