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Self Portrait in Hospital with Cookie circa 1976
Self Portrait in Hospital with Cookie circa 1976
Papier-mâché, wire, m&m cookie
14" x 9" x 10"
2006

A recollection of a childhood injury and subsequent hospital stay was the inspiration for Self Portrait in Hospital with Cookie, circa 1976. The resulting self-portrait shows a softly smiling, yet sad figure offering a platter with one large m&m cookie. The weight of the cookie causes the center of gravity to shift and metaphorically speaks about the pulling force of food for comfort.