Julie Heffernan (American b. 1956 – )
Self-Portrait as Explosion, 1996
Artist Julie Heffernan’s style can be described as a contemporary mix of Rococo, Surrealism, and Baroque, with a dash of the seventeenth-century Dutch still-life Masters. The title of each canvas begins with the words Self-Portrait, which conveys that these scenes are portraits of a personal and internal world, not literal depictions of the artist herself.