"I am who I am because of who we all are."
In my unique 3D printed figurines, there is no one "self-portrait” that can be identified as me. That which we call the self is a mental construct all of us create that tends to be all-encompassing. It comes from not only our immediate notion of what we perceive as our self, both physical and mental but also abstractions of everything we experience, which include both what I think of as myself and what I think of as other. It is something that is ongoing and undergoes constant change throughout our life. We believe that it designates something that is real and exists, but there is nothing that exists that corresponds to our notion of self; it is only an idea. It is this self that provides us a complete and seamless, albeit distorted, interpretation of our reality.