Giving and Receiving

For “International Women's Day”, I created these paintings to represent natural women and their intrinsic values.  “Giving and Receiving”, portrays the natural essence of a woman contrasted by what society attempts to impose upon them synthetically. This work captures the virtues of women giving their all, a concept that most women are all too familiar with. The backgrounds in this series utilizes 100-year old authentic papers; these papers represent photos and advertisements embodying aspects of femininity.