I am a huge admirer of a number of painters and sculptors who have created self-portraits. Some are strongly associated with this expression. There is one very valid argument that says we can only ever experience things from our own personal being, so what we express is most appropriately done through that body, and there is another valid argument that everything we ever do is a self portrait because it is a unique reflection of millions of decisions that we make.
I became aware, while doing my fine art degree - around 2010 - that the art I was making was in fact a mask - showing only the decisions I wanted to show. I also realised at that time that I had never done a self-portrait ... so it was time to strip down, both metaphorically and physically. Through this process, I developed a sculpture called 'My Space' - which I feel very connected to. It feels like my route from mask to reveal (and that feels like a very significant route to me). Also through this process I created 'Head Space'. This sculpture reflects many things that I am interested in. It is about the outside form being dictated by the shapes in the inside. It is an overt recognition of the inter-dependence of the two.