Stepping out of my comfort zone, I primarily focus on the features of my face. I work mainly with oil paint, as well as experiment with watercolor, acrylic and even digital paintings.
The sizes of my paintings vary, much like the content I produce. My self-portraits, ranging in size from 5" x 7", to 24" x 36", allow me to explore and experiment with different techniques like wild brush strokes and the delicacy of detail. I am also able to portray feeling and emotion through the vibrancy of my color palette. To reveal these aspects of myself, I like to use a lot of bright colors like oranges, purples, reds and pinks. The forms and compositions in my paintings are often disproportionate and disfigured in some aspects. You, the viewer, may find that the ear might be slightly too long or pointed, the eyes do not exactly match one another and the face may be too long or too wide. The body will often look chunky and blob like, but one can always tell it is some version of myself. The different themes of my work reveal aspects of my personality, the weaknesses, the adventurousness and curiosity, my strengths, as well as my thoughts about emotional, mental and physical health. My goal is to reveal a sense of self that I normally would not share with others and hopefully they can connect to on a personal level. I want to question that narrative and embrace the insecurities that make me who I am and find power in vulnerability. My art is a series of growth and self discovery and questions society and its pre-existing and future impact on mental, emotional and physical health. I want to reveal and explore how the narrative of societal perfection can be challenged and changed.
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