in this riveting, confrontational self-portrait Diane Edison strove to be as direct as possible, allowing her gaze to assert itself to the viewer with unwavering confidence. Although she has made many self-portraits, this one remains unusual, special and retains a power that is as awe-inspiring as it is unnerving.
Date of Birth
Pastel on black paper
44 1/4 x 30 in. (112.395 x 76.2 cm.)
Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter
© Diane Edison. Courtesy of George Adams Gallery, New York.