The Search for the True Self
This monotype is part of a series of self portraits about my own process of self exploration around my romantic desires, my sexuality and my relationship patterns. For much of my 20’s and 30’s, I was in relationships that were more extractive than they were regenerative. I consistently brought more to the table, especially when it came to romance and love. In my late 30’s I began to unpack these toxic cycles and transform my own desires. Thankfully, my artistic practice was a place for me to work out these questions and engage in a dialogue with my own imagination. In this series, I depict the many aspect of my person and my journey to find my whole self. The figure is a representation of the way in which I see myself - powerful and electric. The figure is grounded yet floating, composed of different textures and colors. There is energy emerging from her mouth as she speaks her truth and shares her story, inspiring others to do the same.