lies, deception, & fantasy
Viva La Juicy
Daughter of the Sun
La Vida ~ La Muerte
lies, deception, & fantasy
The DevilThe Devil, 201816x20 in. Acrylic on canvasThe second work in a Tarot card series. The Devil represents the summation of human material vices and addiction. Symbols in the work include cigarettes, materialism, gambling, and sex. This piece is the artist's interpretation of the evils of capitalism, and the power of money to enslave people and destroy their souls. Consider the devil as a womxn, and how this feminist work liberates women and empowers their sensuality.
The Magician The Magician, 201816x20 in. Acrylic on canvasThis painting is the first in an intended Tarot card series. I was inspired by the divine powers of this card; The Magician has the powers of manifesting intentions, harnessing intuition, and seizing opportunities. I wanted to channel my hopes for the coming year through the powers of the Magician, and created my own interpretation of the Tarot card. This work dabbles in various spiritual realms and ideologies, encapsulating the power of imagination and mindset.
LunaLuna, 201818x24 in. Acrylic on canvasThis powerful work encompasses the divine feminine and celebrates the power and natural beauty of womxn. I combine thematic imagery of feminity, include a celestial vagina-appearing flower from which the moon goddess arises, carrying the moon. The moon has long been associated with emotions, especially hormonal and menstrual cycles in womxn. She is blissful and peaceful, serene — almost as if she is being birthed.
BloomBloom, 20198x8 in. Acrylic on canvas boardArtist's interpretation of Dali's iconic "Rose Meditative" work. This glittery, celestial flower blossoms and blooms ethereal from the darkness of the midnight sky. The work explores tones and blending of various warm and cool color schemes, evoking feminine energy and a lonely serenity.
QueenQueen, 201711x14 in. Acrylic on canvas boardPainting during Black History month. I wanted to create a piece empowering and representing black womxn, who remain strong and empowered regardless of the immense prejudice they may suffer. I pulled inspiration from American pop art, a photograph of Malcolm X, as well as iconography derived from researching African-American culture and history. My hope is that the work resonates deeply with all people regardless of race, and I hope to continue exploring diversity and representation through my work.
VogueVogue, 201711x14 in. Acrylic on canvas boardFashion and magazines have inspired me my whole life; in this work I attempt to offer my own version of a Vogue magazine cover. This work is unlike most of the magazine’s famous covers, the model’s face is hidden and the center of focus is the flowers, which is much unlike the Vogue magazine. I was inspired by pop art for this work. This work also serves as a play in the duality of nature and flowers and their inherent beauty, versus how modern society’s beauty standards are represented.
Self PortraitSelf Portrait, 201816x20 in. Acrylic on canvasThis work is my first self portrait. I hoped to convey myself painting in a serene environment, and show the themes that I encapsulate in all my work. Creating art is a powerful experience, like breathing life into an entire universe conjured with imagination. This piece encompasses many of the goals in my art practice, to heal, to manifest, and to inspire.
Bruja AltarBruja Altar, 201824x18 in. Acrylic on canvasWork inspired by the resurgence of Bruja magic in modern society. I have always had a fascination with divination and spirituality, so I imagined a still-life display featuring several major facets and objects using during witchcraft. The piece is dark and entrancing, but not evil. This was one of first completely monochromatic paintings, so it was challenging in that I adore using color in my work.
MindfulnessMindfulness, 201711x14 in. Acrylic on canvasThis piece is how I attempt to describe the experience of love and life in my mind. Oftentimes, I find myself flooded with imagination and creative energy, but struggle to define it and manifest it onto the canvas before me. This piece is a balance between chaos and organization, offering a glimpse into my personal, creative, and spiritual beliefs.
Viva La JuicyViva La Juicy, 201818x24 in. Acrylic on canvasA piece critiquing and commenting on the materialism and overt mind-controlling power of advertisement that exists in society. I interpreted the iconic Juicy Couture advertisement by altering the colors to a monochromatic palette and directing focus to the product, referencing the visual hierarchy with which our brains process images. The over-femininity and hyper-sexualization of the woman pictured comments on society’s obsession with selling women via advertising.
Daughter of the SunDaughter of the Sun, 201718x14 in. Acrylic on canvas boardThe sun is a powerful energy source which brings healing energy and radiance into our lives. This piece celebrates the nurture that the sun provides for all of nature, as well as celebration of Leo energy and strength. The piece also serves as an empowering work for all womxn, and their power to manifest and create a beautiful reality.
Crystal ComaCrystal Coma, 201712x16 in. Acrylic on canvas boardThis work illustrates my favorite crystals, ones that have provided me with a lot of personal healing and enhanced my spiritual connection to the universe. This piece channels and radiates good energy.
VisionsVisions, 20189x12 in. Acrylic on canvasEyes are the windows to the soul, and this work dives into the universe within my mind. This work explores an infinite space, a doorway to a magical energy and a incredible world.
La Vida ~ La MuerteLa Vida ~ La Muerte, 201711x14 in. Acrylic on canvas boardThis work is heavily inspired by Salvador Dali, and his surrealist style. I began exploring a sort of collage aesthetic through my work, where detailed and specific symbology contribute to the overall meaning of the piece. This work represents the cycle of life and death, and the delicate balance between power hierarchies in nature.
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