The Self-Portrait Series For this series, I decided to work with my own image because it is what I know best, I believe the personal is the political hoping that my experiences might resonate with others. These self-portraits deal with obsession and the pressure felt to behave a certain way. The aim of the work is to shine a light on how ridiculous some standards are for women. By painting self-portraits I’m confronting the image I have of my self with what I’m expected to be. I chose painting for this project instead of other mediums because want to reinforce the idea of obsession making the brushstrokes visible allowing the viewer to picture how much time was spent on each piece. My color palate consists mostly of pastels colors because even though the subject matters I’m working with is gloomy I want the final pieces to be able to attract people like candy would; only realizing its dark undertones after a closer look.
The Self-Portrait Series For this series, I decided to work with my own image because it is what I know best, I believe the personal is the political hoping that my experiences might resonate with others. These self-portraits deal with obsession and the pressure felt to behave a certain way. The aim of the work is to shine a light on how ridiculous some standards are for women. By painting self-portraits I’m confronting the image I have of my self with what I’m expected to be. I chose painting for this project instead of other mediums because want to reinforce the idea of obsession making the brushstrokes visible allowing the viewer to picture how much time was spent on each piece. My color palate consists mostly of pastels colors because even though the subject matters I’m working with is gloomy I want the final pieces to be able to attract people like candy would; only realizing its dark undertones after a closer look.
The Self-Portrait Series For this series, I decided to work with my own image because it is what I know best, I believe the personal is the political hoping that my experiences might resonate with others. These self-portraits deal with obsession and the pressure felt to behave a certain way. The aim of the work is to shine a light on how ridiculous some standards are for women. By painting self-portraits I’m confronting the image I have of my self with what I’m expected to be. I chose painting for this project instead of other mediums because want to reinforce the idea of obsession making the brushstrokes visible allowing the viewer to picture how much time was spent on each piece. My color palate consists mostly of pastels colors because even though the subject matters I’m working with is gloomy I want the final pieces to be able to attract people like candy would; only realizing its dark undertones after a closer look.
The Self-Portrait Series For this series, I decided to work with my own image because it is what I know best, I believe the personal is the political hoping that my experiences might resonate with others. These self-portraits deal with obsession and the pressure felt to behave a certain way. The aim of the work is to shine a light on how ridiculous some standards are for women. By painting self-portraits I’m confronting the image I have of my self with what I’m expected to be. I chose painting for this project instead of other mediums because want to reinforce the idea of obsession making the brushstrokes visible allowing the viewer to picture how much time was spent on each piece. My color palate consists mostly of pastels colors because even though the subject matters I’m working with is gloomy I want the final pieces to be able to attract people like candy would; only realizing its dark undertones after a closer look.
The Self-Portrait Series For this series, I decided to work with my own image because it is what I know best, I believe the personal is the political hoping that my experiences might resonate with others. These self-portraits deal with obsession and the pressure felt to behave a certain way. The aim of the work is to shine a light on how ridiculous some standards are for women. By painting self-portraits I’m confronting the image I have of my self with what I’m expected to be. I chose painting for this project instead of other mediums because want to reinforce the idea of obsession making the brushstrokes visible allowing the viewer to picture how much time was spent on each piece. My color palate consists mostly of pastels colors because even though the subject matters I’m working with is gloomy I want the final pieces to be able to attract people like candy would; only realizing its dark undertones after a closer look.
The Self-Portrait Series For this series, I decided to work with my own image because it is what I know best, I believe the personal is the political hoping that my experiences might resonate with others. These self-portraits deal with obsession and the pressure felt to behave a certain way. The aim of the work is to shine a light on how ridiculous some standards are for women. By painting self-portraits I’m confronting the image I have of my self with what I’m expected to be. I chose painting for this project instead of other mediums because want to reinforce the idea of obsession making the brushstrokes visible allowing the viewer to picture how much time was spent on each piece. My color palate consists mostly of pastels colors because even though the subject matters I’m working with is gloomy I want the final pieces to be able to attract people like candy would; only realizing its dark undertones after a closer look.