A self portrait in the medium of graphite on board. Riva stands in the middle of the image, one knee up on a chair, with her bare back turned to the viewer. She turns to the left and looks over her shoulder so that her face is visible. Her hair is medium length, layered, with a braid of longer hair falling down her back. Riva clasps a lacy long-sleeved wedding dress behind her. She holds it up with her arms so that is covers her lower body. Behind Riva is a large framed mirror that reveals a distorted view of her nude front body. Two wooden chairs sit on either side. The floor and wall around her are completely white.

If Body: Dress

2004, graphite on Schoellershammer board, 30" x 40"

 

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