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A Case of Living XIII: Beloved

nna bbb's avatar nna bbb

Beauty and honesty reside in the everyday pains of existence that most insist on hiding. Through the act of exposing these pains, I hope to explore the dignity of what’s real. In these portraits, I am chronicling life, expressing the duality of every moment, the beauty of imperfection. In the most alien, the most often concealed and overlooked, is where I'm searching to find the most honest discussion about beauty, reality and where these two meet in ordinary people. I grew up surrounded by disastrous occurrences, feats of flesh, and close encounters. Some of these disasters were mine, but many others were my father’s and grandfather’s; from sharing their moments of trauma as if my own. Each mark or dent is particular to a proud story worth telling over and over. This work is quite influenced by a genealogy, of family deficits, deformations, and biological damage, and the notion of creating memories or timelines through shared scars.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3.25"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Width: 14.25"
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 36.25"