My initial reaction to walking through the Alfama district of Lisbon was that I had been transported into a labyrinth. The oldest standing neighborhood in Western Europe, Alfama’s streets wind spider web-like through ancient passageways, under stone archways and along cobblestone alleys. With time and exploration I began to understand these tangled streets. I grew to feel like, and sympathize with the concept of the Minotaur, the half man, half bull creature who lived within a labyrinth. I thought of Picasso’s image of a bull’s head- made from the image of a bicycle seat. I imagined using this mask to mask my own identity and to transform myself in the image of a Minotaur. The wall I chose for this self portrait overlooks the Largo Das Portas Do Sol; a lookout point that gazes over Alfama’s terracotta rooftops- a resting place to watch over the labyrinth.