every year around april, i invite my friends to participate in rama's almost annual tape exchange. they send me their favorite music of the year and i send them mine. i usually design a cover for the tapes i send and those covers are almost always self portraits. it's a little vain, sure, but at least it keeps my self portraits fresh. that's good for posterity!

this year's cover featured this drawing of me sleeping with my eyes open. i've been caught doing that now and then. this particular drawing is my loose interpretation of a drawing that my friend, sarah, did for my portrait wall. it has always been one of my favorite drawings and, for the longest time, i've wanted to do my own version of it. voila!

© 2002 rama hughes