Self Portraits is an on-going exploration of aging and a fascination with my skin, my body, and more specifically, my hands. Inspired by John Coplan's self-portrait work, these images explore the sensual nature of my body as represented by the hands. The wrist appears as the waist, elongated and reaching. The arch of the palm reflects the curve of the spine; the twist of the thumb shows the body at rest. I find the initial deception of the images thought-provoking as I discover a renewed awareness of self.