Self Portrait is a sculpture of the artist’s own head and brain. In order to create this work it involved a complex production process using digital technology. The process began with magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI). The MRI scans were then processed at the UCL Biomedical Physical Imaging Department to create a 3D model. The 3D digital model was then created using 3D printing technology. Following the tradition of artists’ self portraiture, Tegala created a portrait of his own body that could only have been achieved in the 21st century.
The work was commissioned as part of the Making Faces exhibition curated by Keith Roberts and exhibited at The Forum, Norwich.