my avatar

Self Portraits Exploring My Spirit and Aging

12" x 3" x 1" 
bronze or stainless steel with copper, glass, silver and textiles
Vermont Studio Center . Artist Residency 2008

I titled these prior to the film.  The origin of the word, "avatar," is from Hindu mysticism and means an incarnate diety. In the Computer Age an avatar refers to a self portrait, as in the Second Life computer reality game... the existence of which, lets me feel my age.