Artwork / 2012 / Fragile (Before) and Sensual (After)

two painted portraits of the same woman
Gwenn Seemel
Fragile (Before) and Sensual (After)
2012
acrylic on panel
4 x 8 inches (combined dimensions)

I made this pair of “before” and “after” paintings surrounding my second surgery to treat my endometriosis. I have a bit of a thing for “before” and “after” portraits, as evidenced by this series from 2006 and 2007. What’s more, I tend to use self-portraits to work through my emotions a lot. This post shows more about the making of Fragile.

Gwenn Seemel
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Gwenn Seemel
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