Self-Portrait in Studio

This is a combination self-portrait and still life painting. The central part of it is of everything reflected in a tall rectangular mirror in my studio, with me surrounded by all of the stuff it takes to paint. There are not only the materials of painting, like palette and paint and brushes and canvas (the depicted canvas is the actual canvas of this painting) but also some of the objects I have painted, like bird's nests. It also contains a few portraits within a portrait, and other clues about my life at that time, if you know how to read it. It is oil on canvas, 30" x 40".