They say that Leonardo Da Vinci may have painted himself into “The Last Supper,” not once but twice, so I'm in good company. I carved myself into this depiction of the mourners of the Thirteenth Station.
I've never done an overt self-portrait in my work before. That's me, wiping away a tear, crying for my friend Joe Kelly. I modeled the figure on one of “The Mourners,” a collection of 15th century alabaster tomb sculptures from France that I saw a couple of years ago at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
As I was carving the last reduction for this piece, I took a break to get a beverage, and when I walked past the bathroom I saw this:
I think Ty The Yellow Lab wanted his portrait in this print, too.
Added later: Friends on Facebook have suggested that Ty may have been trying to hide out after surreptitiously imbibing from the bowl. Quite possible.