Carol Crump Bryner, (b. 1945)
Self Portrait, 1985
Oil on canvas
Collection of the Anchorage Museum, gift of the artist, 1991.5.1
Anchorage-based artist Carol Crump Bryner is known for her contemplative still lives of interior spaces. In this self-portrait, the artist poses wearing an apron she was given for Mother’s Day. Against the background of a blank canvas, the frills and flowers of the apron stand out. A tension arises between this symbol of domesticity and Bryner’s confident gaze.