Gwenn Seemel and Becca Bernstein
2009 and 2010
acrylic on canvas and wood
36 x 60 inches (combined dimensions)
my work $2500 | Becca’s work NFS
(Email me for details.)
Pegasus appears in my self-portrait above as part of the legend of Medusa—this detail image shows the snakes in my hair—but, when I discovered that 2014 was the year of the horse in the Chinese Zodiac, I knew I had to recreate him, bigger and bolder in his own painting.
As for Becca’s portrait of me, when I spoke at TEDxGeneva in 2014, I featured the painting as a way of talking about feelings of ownership for art and for portraits. The presentation is called “In defense of imitation” and you can see it here.