As an artist, I have always been drawn to “feminine” styles. Sometimes, I feel conflicted when I enjoy making a style that is a concept molded by patriarchal ideals. What I’ve come to realize is that if I feel like it’s something I’m naturally drawn to, there’s no shame in exploring my interest. Femininity is important to explore, as well as masculinity. These two pieces are representative of girlhood, innocence and the exploration of gender expression. This can be seen in the rough and smooth textures and the use of blue and gold.
Ink, acrylic on watercolor paper
Acrylic on illustration board.