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Stacy Lynn Waddell, Self Portrait (Silver and Burned), 2017. Burned paper with composition aluminum leaf, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with funds provided by Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield, 2018.8.1. © Stacy Lynn Waddell. Photo by Christopher Ciccone Photography.
Stacy Lynn Waddell, Self Portrait (Silver and Burned), 2017. Burned paper with composition aluminum leaf, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with funds provided by Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield, 2018.8.1. © Stacy Lynn Waddell. Photo by Christopher Ciccone Photography.

Durham artist Stacy Lynn Waddell used a branding iron on paper to make her gorgeous self-portrait, part of the museum’s collection. Get creative and make portraits at home! Try “painting” with coffee. Make beautiful colors by adding water to curry, turmeric or paprika. Use cotton balls or your fingers to paint. Learn more about her process and how to make your own portrait using non-traditional materials.

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