In this thesis, I will highlight the undercurrent of narcissism and self-loathing, a.k.a. self-conscious framing, in nine of my works completed over the last three years. I will also discuss several other themes which unite my work, namely fat identity and abjection, gender identity and performance, and sexual power dynamics. I will describe the work in chronological order, grouping pieces thematically, and sequentially. This structure will allow me to explore specific elements relevant to my chosen theme in the order they were devised, thus charting my artistic development over time.