Artwork / high school and college / Papy

portrait of an old man printed in warm colors
Gwenn Seemel
Papy
2001
intaglio print on paper
6 x 4 inches

I used the same source photo to make this print and to paint this portrait. That’s unusual for me. I prefer not to repeat myself—though I am happy to do so in the right circumstances. Still, I’m much more likely to make several images of the same person using different source photos, as with this portrait and this one. In fact, it’s a tendency that I have twice used to build entire bodies of work, once in 2007 and once in 2017.