"Inner Beauty" a triptic exploring self image. The idea was to take typical outfits from today’s young adults and choose "ugly" animal heads to place over the human face. I wanted to spark a conversation about the contradiction between the two portions of the figure, and make a general statement on beauty in our society and the different ways it is percieved.
"Cinders" illustration for my Portfolio I class, second in the series. Colored pencil and acrylic on plywood. The idea was to take Grimm fairy tales and update them, I grew up listening to these stories and the scary parts were always left out. I decided to go back and both highlight and exaggerate the violence to emphasize the struggles that these beloved characters went through.
Cinderella’s origional story features a masquerade ball, hence the mask. The glass slipper she holds alludes to the part of the story when her step sisters try on the shoe and in order to fit, one cuts off her toes, the other her heel.