Lucas is also known for (and recognizable from) her 1990s self-portraits, primarily Eating a Banana (1990) and Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs (1996). Both are less ambiguous about sex or the female body than her sculptures. In Fried Eggs, Lucas appears before us, reclining in a chair and wearing ripped blue jeans and a worn black t-shirt. Two fried eggs lie on her breasts as she stares aggressively at the camera, an ashtray and pack of cigarettes at her feet. She embodies the artist in a state of reprieve, wearing a comedic form of the female body; but she is tough, refusing to submit to any gaze, male or otherwise. Eating a Banana is less confrontational but functions in the same way as Two Eggs. Playing on the popular image of a woman eating a banana, an innuendo to fellatio, Lucas (donning a leather jacket and looking straight back at the viewer) seeks to deflate the comparisons to a sexual act through her confrontation with the viewer.