Kim E. Hoffmann

Country: USA

Title:  Hart Sheila

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 60" x 36"

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"Sheelas" (Irish language: Sila-na-gig) are stone carvings from pre-Christianized Ireland, closely tied to fertility and protection.

Through the Sheela series of self-portraits, Hoffmann defines her cultural connection / alienation to her ethnic background, a heritage which cannot be fully realized.

Hoffmann explores evolution of the self through generative growth images, reflecting on the discomfort and fear which accompanies change.
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