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The starting point for this self-portrait is a large sepia-toned photograph, presented in an ornate frame that hung on the wall of my grandparent's living room when I was a child. Taken at the professional photographic studio of Foley and Scott in Wigan, this highly constructed image shows me dressed in my best-smocked frock and posed sitting on a table against a cloud background. A carefully placed teddy can be seen in the crook of my arm, adding to the look of a 'nice little girl'. Teddy aims to challenge this notion of a 'nice little girl' and presents a girl who is angry with being stereotyped and very happy to be disruptive.

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