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These art works are of my most recent collection 2012-Emancipation that I started in my residency at The School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2012. Through it I wanted to convey my body image struggles, through humor. It’s embodies fighting my demons with Art.
I decided to paint myself naked from memory and I drew awkward shapes and even distorted the part of my body that I hated and most importantly I included my struggles and my emotions. The objective was to look at these lovely art works and realize how beautiful they are and see beauty in myself rather than the ugliness and hence came self-acceptance. I wanted to exhibit boldness in my paintings and artistically tackle taboos to illustrate the beauty of the human body, away from the stereotypes clichéd by the media. Each painting carries a message that reflects its content; a content to which each viewer relates to differently. But they all conveyed the same theme Seeing beauty in Imperfection.