essence: the inward nature, true substance, or constitution of anything, as opposed to what is accidental, phenomenal, illusory. synonyms: substance, spirit, lifeblood,

heart, soul, core

           

Essence explores the image of a woman’s back as a visual representation of her inner strength and beauty. Each piece began with a photo shoot of a woman in my life. I then interviewed the model and record her responses to questions such as: “When do you feel most beautiful?”, “What makes you most glad to be you?”, “What is something you wish people knew about you that usually takes them awhile to find out?”, and “Where/when do you feel most yourself?” Her answers were synthesized into one statement displayed with alongside the art.

Christina
Christina

"I have a passion for life, adventure, and expressing myself." 20"x30" Ink & Watercolor

Rossita
Rossita

"I don’t have a lot of regrets; I find a way to appreciate where I am because of where I have been." 20" x 30" Ink & Watercolor

Suzan
Suzan

"I feel beautiful and most myself when I make someone laugh or smile." 30" x 20" Ink & Watercolor

Anna
Anna

"I feel beautiful when my hair is in the sun." 30" x 22" Ink & Watercolor

Micah
Micah

"My body amazes me when I see it dancing in the mirror." 30" x 20" Ink & Watercolor

Tyler
Tyler

"I am independent, but I love to be cared for." 20" x 30" Ink & Watercolor

Carrie
Carrie

"I feel most myself when I am alone or with very close friends." 20" x 30" Ink & Watercolor

Julia
Julia

"My heart is the sexiest part of me." 20" x 30" Ink & Watercolor

Danica
Danica

"I love my silliness, my honesty, my rawness." 20" x 30" Ink & Watercolor