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painted portraits by Becca Bernstein and Gwenn Seemel

Becca Bernstein and Gwenn Seemel
2010 and 2009
acrylic on wood and canvas
36 x 60 inches (combined dimensions)

As I was working to complete my paintings for Subjective at the end of 2009, I ended up having an emergency surgery to diagnose and treat my endometriosis, and my half of this diptych was one of the pieces I had difficulty finishing before the first exhibition of the show. I struggled with having to depict my body because, at the time, I was feeling so betrayed by it. Happily, that’s something I did eventually get over, both in life and in art.

For more about the making of my painting of David for Subjective, please visit this article, and to find out more about the series as a whole check out this category of my blog.