39 x 31″

“Edvard Munch’s Madonna is one of my favorite art series and the inspiration for this painting. When I was younger, I heavily bought into the myth of the sexualized female savior, a woman who would dedicate her life to boosting my sense of Self. I would tell myself if only I could find her, then my life would be complete. For this painting, I used contrasting values to emphasize the conflict between purity and sexuality that is demanded from this figure as well as her inner strength and beauty in the face of this demand.”

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