On Becoming is a painting about embracing rifts in direction with peace and optimism. Welcoming the hope and faith that where I am going is finding me.
I completed my BFA in Photography from Parson's School of Design in 2020. After four years, culminated in a pandemic, I found myself asking – What next?
Realistically, I didn't have an answer. At that point, I was uncertain of whether I wanted to stay in the States long-term or not.
It was while painting this piece, that I realized I would be more than happy to move on to new spaces even if I had yet to discover where exactly those locations were.
While painting I was listening to Prince's 7. I was focused on following my intuition, setting aside my doubts, and enjoying the unfolding of this painting. In doing so, I decided to extend the same freedom to myself and my path ahead.
On Becoming, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 40" x 72", New York, 2020.
On Becoming, Self-Portrait, 13"x 19", New York, 2020.