Untitled Male Nude, 2017. This portrait is inspired by the solemn faces of Fayum mummy portraits. Archival c-print, 30 x 36 inches, Edition of 10.
Fayum portraits are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to upper class mummies from Roman Egypt. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. The Fayum portraits are the only large body of art from that tradition to have survived.