This piece has been heavily influenced by the artist Egon Schiele, his painting and his poetry. I was exploring the idea of ego in art and how we bring a sense of grandeur to it; we celebrate the god complex. And what’s more egotistical than a self-portrait in oils? I’m not sure there is anything. This piece took me a few weeks and is oils on MDF board. I feel that it celebrates soul and a sense of self.