Revealing: The Art of Identity

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Many artists use their work to express and question ideas about the self. In this Craftsy Original miniseries, we investigate identity through the lens of four individuals, taking a glimpse into their process as they embark on one of the most personal artistic exercises — the self-portrait.

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Judith Cassel-Mamet
1. Judith Cassel-Mamet
Denver-based artist Judith Cassel-Mamet creates a self-portrait on her birthday every year, which celebrates both her past and future stories.
6min
Tony Ortega
2. Tony Ortega
A mixed media artist known for his colorful scenes, Tony Ortega challenges himself to explore the individual (himself) rather than the cultural collec...Read more
5min
Anne Harris
3. Anne Harris
Does a self-portrait reveal anything about the artist? Painter Anne Harris investigates the complexities of perception and self-perception through her...Read more
5min
Kateri Ewing
4. Kateri Ewing
How does beauty evolve over time? Watercolorist Kateri Ewing shares her story of self-discovery, taking a unique approach to depicting herself.
5min