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Pat
Sam
Self-portrait
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Jake

34" x 18"

Body language is as much about a portrait as is a good likeness of a face. Toddlers use their hands and arms, even fingers, to balance their bodies, a process of teetering and regaining composure that often elicits an empathetic physical response from everyone watching them.

Jake was sheer delight as he giggled and careened through the room, clutching a Fisher Price toy by inserting his thumb in the hole of the bottom. I use these mannerisms to elaborate upon a personality in the moment.