Amikam Toren (°1945, ISR) shows a number of works with the title 'Blue Beard'. These works are related both to portraiture and the passage of time. It's title makes a reference to colour rather than to the story of Blue Beard. The work began in February 1997 and is on going. Toren's facial hair constitutes the pigment with which the paintings are made. Every three months the collected shaving of his facial hair is mixed with a colourless binder to make paint that is applied to the canvas which measures 40 x 30 cm (the same size as his bathroom mirror in front of which he shaves). The painting is made to look like a monocrom painting and is dated at the back of the painting as well as on a lable which hang below it. Important events in his life are commented on where relevant.