Manly working with subconscious emotions that manifest into a simulation of reality, it forms a dissociated sense of self. With narrative and identity comes culture and gender, the structure to her work revolves around being a Chicana in Los Angeles. By sharing intimate moments through vague and unsettling imagery,the artist has formed an objective diary.
An objective diary is what this painting represents. It is an inside look into an intimate moment, almost intruding yet slightly inviting. It is the silence that follows the image, everything that wants to be said has already been heard. Is it sexuality? Or is it the existence of itself that makes the nature of her so alluring? A self portrait at its most freeing moment, it feels like a release.
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