I had just seen an exhibition of drawings of the 17th century Venetian artist Piazzetta. Included was a drawing labeled Idealized Self Portrait . Naturally, the notion of making oneself an ideal person through drawing appealled to me!

And totally cracked me up...

In this case, a piece of packing from the new washing machine served to elevate my every-day status.

Study for an Idealized Self Portrait charcoal and pastel on paper, 21" x 16", 1993
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