Dr Doris McIlwain (Ouroboric #2) was painted in 2014 as part of the author's PhD Research. Its is made with oil on linen and its dimensions are 100 x 75cm. This work explores the relationship between abstraction and figuration in the painted portrait as a means to expanding definitions of portraiture in line with contemporary aesthetic theories and theories of self and personhood. 'Dr Doris McIlwain' It is part of a series of portraits that have been produced through a conceptual portrait project titled 'Ouroboric Gaze' in which McIlwain analysed the artist in order to create a written portrait, while as the artist analyzed the McIlwain in order to make a pictorial portrait. The work was submitted to the annual Archibald Prize and selected for inclusion in the S.H. Ervin Gallery's Salon des Refuses for 2014.
|Place of Publication||S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney|
|Publisher||S.H. Ervin Gallery|
|Media of output||Artwork|
|Size||Portrait painting, displayed in metro gallery|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|