Blog Post #2 Part II

Before my career at St. Edward’s University, I created a self-portrait piece for photographer and casting agent Kevin Amato. In collaboration with Kevin, I wanted to produce a piece that would portray a specific story and raw emotions. The drawing contains significance such as self-confliction of masculine and feminine perspectives. Also, the artwork showcases the relations between the human species and Mother Nature. The hair is combined of whimsical flowers, showcasing my natural desires to be free and embrace the femininity within. The leaves falling from the face represents disconnectivity of complying with natural elements. The tear drops on each facial expression showcase the raw emotions of frustration, confusion, sorrow, and acceptance; acceptance of masculinity at a vulnerable state of being.

– The Crying Boy. Graphite on Strathmore drawing paper, 8 x 10 inches.

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