A mixed media self portrait. Riva has short red hair. Her front bangs are streaked with white. She wears a pink two piece dress made of satin and tulle. Her black custom orthopedic boots reach right below her knee. Riva is holding herself up in the air as she dangles from the wooden handle of a marionette. Strings flow down to it and attach to her limbs and clothing. Her joints are depicted as hinges which make her appear doll-like. Riva is attempting to break free of the binding strings by pulling them with the other hand and biting them with her mouth. The background is a multi-tonal blue with small and shiny gold circles scattered near the top.

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2013, Dimensional Mixed Media Collage, 15" x 12" x .5"

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