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A self portrait in the medium of acrylic on panel. The artwork depicts Riva as a young adult kneeling down in the woods surrounded by tree trunks and autumn leaves. A fragmented human skeleton lies on the ground, made of carved wood. Riva is seen sawing through a long bone with a knife. She wears a long black dress. There is a full box of knives on the ground to her side. The sun shines on her through the trees. In the back right corner of the scene, a dress pattern is tacked to a tree trunk.

In the Yellow Woods

2004, acrylic on wood, 12" x 16"


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