The self portrait is always a work in progress – a ‘becoming’ – a complex and continuous questioning of everything I think I know about myself. In drawing and painting it I do not recognise so much as ‘encounter’ myself, and as Deleuze says, to encounter is to find, to capture, even to steal, whereas to recognise is to regulate and to judge. Must I steal myself from myself? The movement of thought, of emotion as a movement of becoming – therein lies creativity.