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Dive into a visual exploration of identity with 'Sophistication,' a compelling 11"x14" acrylic painting on canvas created in 2019. This artwork presents an abstract, loosely painted portrait of a woman, her profile and gaze pointed at the viewer.


The simplicity and abstract nature of the facial features contrast with the textured outline, reflecting the fluidity and sometimes nebulous nature of personal identity. The subdued details within the portrait serve as a canvas for your own interpretation and understanding, making this piece a unique and thought-provoking addition to any art collection or as a statement piece in your home or office.


'Sophistication' is more than just an art piece; it's a personal narrative of my journey as a biracial black woman. The array of brown tones I've used is a representation of my black identity, which often feels like a fluid space—neither wholly belonging to one race nor the other, but being a part of both. This painting is a reflection of that experience, a visual metaphor of holding the shell of a person while the rest of the identity remains a mystery.


The creation of 'Sophistication' was a deep and personal journey in itself, a testament to the intimacy of this artistic path.


$235.00 Regular Price
$188.00Sale Price
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