Self-Portrait with Mannekin

This is an unconventional self-portrait. My image is reflected in a tall vertical mirror in the studio and my face is turned away from the viewer. The contents of the studio are included, or rather the left-overs of the creative process--the trash can overflowing with discarded paint, the back of a stretched canvas leaning against the cabinets, the papers on the table. The headless mannekin and the faceless figure are related. I was thinking about being mindless (an oxymoron?) and about the ego involved in making a self-portrait. The heating duct growing out of my head amused me--it looks like the crazy hair-do on the Bride of Frankenstein.