Masked: Self Portrait

Abstract

Self Portrait: I always like to draw or paint self-portraits and then, I feel it’s important to document that the Seder experience is different and unique. The element of Haggadah is more real when I signed “Next year, Jerusalem together” Haggadah since we physically are not together and used Zoom with family and Jewish Deaf community. Last time I did a portrait was in 2016.

Creator

Ellen Mansfield

Title

Masked: Self Portrait

Date

2020

Medium

Graphite on paper

Description

Black and white drawing of a self portrait of the artist, a Jewish Deaf person. The woman is seated in a dining room, with a window behind her with drapes pulled open. She wears glasses and a face mask across her nose and mouth, and has her hair pulled up in a bun. A hand-shaped pendant hangs from a necklace on her neck, over a blouse. On the table behind her are several items: an open laptop set to Zoom, candle, matzah cover, wine, and a seder plate.

Citation

Ellen Mansfield , “Masked: Self Portrait,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed May 29, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/719.