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Orly, Sarah, Margot Portrait Art Gallery

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In this self portrait, Martine Gutierrez sits in the middle of the forest surrounded by dolls adorned with colorful clothing and jewelry. The bling contrasts the forested nature of the backdrop. The backdrop is dotted with various dolls, toys, wood carvings, and decorations. The scenery is dotted with clip art of various forest animals including parrots, iguanas, jaguars, and monkeys. The subject poses in a model-esque position, with curved legs, high-heeled shoes, and her gaze focused on something beyond the portrait. One side of the subject’s face is full of colorful makeup and paint while the other side of her face is completely blank. The larger portrait displays a chaotic ecosystem, full of animate and inanimate entities.