In this self portrait the artist is swathed in newspapers, which as usual are replete with bad news.
This work is inspired by a poem written by the Lebanese poet Nadia Tuenis, entitled Who Will make me Real?
"Threatened, therefore living,
Wounded, therefore being
Fearful, therefore frightening,
Erect, therefore a flame tress.
Who will make me real?"
Nadia Tuenis, Poems of Love and War, a bilingual anthology, edited by Christophe Ippolito, translated from the French by Samuel Hazo and Paul
B. Kelley, Syracuse, 2006, p.89