Self Portrait 1



8 1/2” x 11”
Acrylic on Canvas Paper


Description: This series of self portaits functioned as a means of introspection to investigate the emotional impact of an extremely turbulent year for the diaspora. The goal was to then record, engage, and emote my own personal feelings through a series of busts that rely on the face and sometimes hands to tell the story. In this protrait loose gestural brush strokes are paired with intense detail particularly around the eyes to focus on the intensity of expression. While the black body has told our story to the world for so long - our face and the intimacy of our expression, the humanizing aspect, is often glossed over or ignored.

October 2020