Self portraits have been with us for a very long time.
From images traced in red ochre on rock cave walls
to selfies by our most beloved artists.
Some easily identify the individual;
others can be rather obscure.
I am rather camera shy
but wanted to express some aspects of my self
through textiles and doll making.
I have utilised a wide variety of materials -
all donated or recycled -
from leather purses to abandoned textile pieces;
from felt scraps to vintage handkerchiefs.
Sometimes I have made use of commercial patterns.
Other times, I worked intuitively.
Each Selfie has a brooch pin sewn on the back.
They vary in size from 5cm high to 20cm high.
The Selfies sell for $NZ30.
$NZ5 from every Selfie sold will be donated
to a local Women's Refuge.
Read more about the Selfies here.