Self Portrait of the Artist
Self Portrait of the Artist
Self Portrait of the Artist
Self Portrait of the Artist
I had previously removed this piece from P&P for personal reasons, but have decided that to share it again. My apologies for removing it the first time.

I began 2017 with "Limbo", a miniature that contained aspects of myself, but was still a fairly pretty and approachable piece.

This past ReaperCon I made the decision to be a bit more vocal. I wanted to create a scene that was deeply personal, expressing emotions and scenarios that I've struggled with and experienced.

To allow both myself and the audience to feel vulnerability was important for me, despite debating whether or not I could put myself out there. I could not have done this without the support of my husband and close friends - thank you so very much for that.

This piece is titled "Self Portrait of the Artist". Scratch built vignette featuring Hasslefree Miniatures Miranda miniature.

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  • DavidColwellPLUS

    I love this piece it’s so sad but also so inspiring I think you should be immmensely proud.  It’s a timeless piece that everyone one who has seen it will remember it.  It’s controversial but it’s just so great.

    • Jessica Rich

      Thank you so very much, David.

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Dear Jessica, this is one of the most impressive projects I know to date. Not technical wise or by other aspects you can measure on a bar. This is so powerful and strong, even you are showing a vulnarable side of an open soul. For me this is great art and I am absolutely in love with this project. Kudos to you and your strength! A big hug to you!

    • Jessica Rich

      Thank you for your kind words, Roman. I very much appreciate them. You know that I was very scared to have this piece up here (and still am). Hugs to you as well, and thank you for your support.

  • Florian 'Butch'

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    Very emotional. Thanks for sharing.

  • xeonfish

    Very powerful. It is works like this that lift our hobby into the realms of art! Thank you for sharing,

  • DonTancredo

    Your piece of art reminds us why miniatures are more than a hobby and an actual act of artsitic creation. As said above, thanks for sharing and a huge respect for your attitude.

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    I applaud you for your 1) artistic prowess and especially for your strength and fortitude to share a personal project of this emotional magnitude. Thank you for being who you are. We all are proud of you.:)

  • Martin Vermeulen (Nighthawk)

    This beautiful piece is just radiating emotion all over. Respect and thank you for sharing.

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Love this piece of yours. So glad you decided to share this again (and with the help contacts too).

  • Jessica Rich

    Thank you all for the kind words and support. <3

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    It tells a chilling story.
    Thx for sharing!

    And I admire your strength for doing this.

  • Steve Jourdain

    Il y a de l’émotion, du talent, bravo or!

  • David Diamondstone

    One of the most powerful works of miniature art I’ve ever seen.