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Twenty years ago or so I had the good fortune to see a Chuck Close exhibit in New York City (if you've never seen his work, I do highly recommend).
While you and Close use different methods of creation, your expression in this piece instantly reminded me of his subjects.
His subjects are generally not posed or poised to impress: they are calmly, honestly themselves.
In this portrait I see calm, focused eyes intent on capturing everything objectively, solely focused on the work at hand, trying realign your perception of self every time you return your gaze to the mirror.
The hair, however, lives in direct contrast to this: it is a wildflower corona encircling the intensity of the eyes. The sweeps and swoops of the hair are as unfocused as the eyes are focused.
Very nice piece. :)