Haley Hasler’s self portraits depict ambivalence—about being a woman, being a mother, being herself—surrounded by a level of all-too-familiar domestic chaos.Haley expresses the various life-roles she plays and the expectations that are invariably attached with outward presentations of her inner self. Children, husband, pets and chickens figure into the paintings with Haley as the iconic focus. In her north Fort Collins studio, she creates almost-theatrical sets populated with mannequins that are the basis of her self portraits. The Colorado landscape that surrounds her home and studio is also a prominent element. Taking her cues from Cindy Sherman, the photographer known for her conceptual portraits, as well as classical painters, Hayley’s work is a contemporary take on a classic art form.