All the brown scribbling is to cover up the fact that her head started out as a mushroom.
Last weekend I visited native-Ottawan Kristy Gordon's show at Cube (on until March 27). I'd recommend getting over to Hintonburg for a look. Her portraits look like contemporary Ontarians and I really enjoyed them. Someone who knows how to paint, but has imagination, too. I didn't have much time to take in the rest of the show (there are 2 other artists showing with her).