Week #2 of December 2014: Daily self-portrait challenge

This week was more interesting. I’ve noticed a change in the way I render myself and keeping a daily practice has not only kept my creativity flowing, but I also feel like it’s made me more on point. Plus, since I don’t want to repeat myself, I’m finding it easier to push myself to find new ways of creating a self-portrait.  :):) Super fun! 17 more days to go!

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Paper cutout with handmade paper by Leonor Jurado.1

Oil Pastel on a photograph print by Leonor Jurado.

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Closeup.

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Gold and bronze marker plus some masking tape on some handmade paper by Leonor Jurado.

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Oil pastel and doilies on newspaper.

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Closeup.

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Oil pastel on handmade paper by Leonor Jurado.

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Colored pencil and marker on plain white paper.

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Closeup.

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Whiteout on black paper.

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Sharpie on an old flour box which I ripped off to glue onto an old drawing I did with a five-year-old I met in Tumbaco. Then I went over it with oil pastel and glued on some doodles I did the other day. I think that going to see Mulinuco waterfalls today subconsciously made me draw water.


Stay tuned for self-portraits for the rest of the month by following me on instragram: @heymiyuki or on twitter: @miyukibaker 

 

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About Miyuki Baker

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, nomadic, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist activist and healer, she uses common or discarded objects, personal anecdotes, public spaces and performance to make accessible art that brings non-mainstream identities and ideas into maximum visibility. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, she traveled for 14 months as a Watson Fellow to fifteen countries documenting the intersections of art and activism in queer/trans communities in blog posts and self-published magazines while making performance art. The eight magazines Miyuki created on this trip (queerscribe.com) and their strong media following exemplify her illustration/graphic design, storytelling and people skills. Her work has been featured in several magazines such as Hyphen, Broken Pencil and Knik, blogs and radio shows, well-known for their interactive and eye-catching mixed media approach to activism that utilizes both online media and on-site performance and workshops. This fall she will begin the PhD program at UC Berkeley in Performance Studies. You can follow her travels at heymiyuki.wordpress.com and email her at heymiyuki@gmail.com

3 comments

  1. I’m really late catching up with these, but I love this set SO MUCH. Sooooo much!!! They feel like a cohesive collection.

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