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Becoming Her

8.13"W x 11.00"H x 0.0"D

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Andrilisa

BRONX, NY

Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: cubism, warm colors, pink, nude woman, woman, portrait

Media: pencil on paper

Size: 8.125"W x 11"H x 0.01"D

Year Created: 2009

Growing up I was never overtly feminine. I dressed like a guy for a good portion of my youth. I just didn’t think I had it in me to be any different. But secretly at night I wanted to be this incredible woman who just exudes feminine energy. I wanted to believe that through the madness of my mind, that side of me was buried in there. I realized the only person stopping me from becoming that was me. This piece represents my transformation from a young girl into my fantastical “WonderWoman” self. At any point in time. You have the power to reinvent who you are and transform into the person you’ve always known yourself to be in your heart. I hope this piece gives you the courage it gave me.

I’ve loved drawing for as long as I could remember. The ability to recreate something I saw made me feel incredible. Even more fascinating was the ability to create the things that only I could see in my mind. But growing up I always associated being an artist with being a “starving artist”. I grew up believing there was a disconnect between the word artist and success. So I ventured out into corporate america in search of that success. I climbed the corporate ladder and in just a few short years became one of the youngest supervisors in my company. But there was always an emptiness inside. That feeling that I was wasting away my special skill. I knew that the thing I was supposed to do had to be something that no one else could do, because no one else could be inside my mind. I decided to stop denying what I knew was the truth all along. That I am an artist. That is the passion that I have in my heart. That is who I am in my purest, rawest form.

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