‘Self-portrait’, drypoint, 63x43cms, 1989,
Collection of the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland

“..Ultimately it is about identity; who we are, where we are, not a formal matter”

David Hockney

“You can gain visions of yourself in all sorts of ways – in a mirror, in photos, or movies, on tape, through the description of others, by getting psychoanalysed and so on, but you cannot quite break out of your skin and be outside of yourself. (modern occult movements, pop psychology fads etc. not withstanding)”

Douglas R. Hofstadter

In 1989 the National Self-Portrait Collection was exhibited in the national gallery, Dublin.

I received a written piece of generally favorable criticism from a secondary school student who visited the exhibition.

Link to ‘note on self-portrait by David Lilburn in the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland.