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’till the morning comes

’till the morning comes

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

This image has a dream-like and comforting feel to it with the upset girl being soothed by what looks like an older representation of herself. This concept of hidden strength or resilience resonates with me, as we often seek inner voices or sources of reassurance within ourselves in times of difficulty.

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this city

this city

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

The stark awareness of the connection between race/ethnicity with identify formation is relevant to many Americans of color, including myself. This elegant fusion of white and black skins on one body spotlights the ingrained habit to stereotype. How do we react when we cannot label with ease? And need a concept of self be entwined so closely with skin...

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lick line 8

lick line 8

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

The artist seeks to work in dualities and I find many contrasting attributes present in this tongue image; it’s pretty but still a little grotesque, comical but also sensual. This concept of multiple and contrasting features is relevant to my exploration of defining identity, as I feel it shows that opposites lying side by side can be wonderfully...

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untitled watercolor

untitled watercolor

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

I enjoy how this portrait challenges my meaning of ‘definition’ in exploring identity. Ben Tour depicts an impression; he powerfully evokes the essence of the figure without fully outlining or clearly presenting. I wonder if my search for identity can yield facets that remain indescribable, or whisper and hint at possibilities more so than...

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dorothy and alice

dorothy and alice

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

As a little girl, I was enthralled by the fantastical worlds of both fictional girls who sit and chat. The casual simplicity of this moment conceals the magnitude of the adventure and intrigue embedded in each of their life stories. I love how this image brings the characters to life and closes the gap between their famous and private selves by showing...

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dichotomy

dichotomy

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

Elmira Shokr Pour focuses on female identities rooted in her Iranian society and I feel drawn to this exploration, given my diverse heritage. I am drawn into the depths of the lady’s inner world; it feels surreal and darkly beautiful. The patterned blue dress hints to me at a buried complexity and freedom lying underneath the stoic gaze of the face...

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