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I Am An Onion With Many Layers To Peel

18  x 27.2 inches - Image Size

Fine Digital Art Print on Archival Paper


Signed by the Artist

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I developed this piece during one of the most intense artistic production moments in my life. I was in Los Angeles, working day and night to produce 14 art pieces in one week's time. It was a demanding time on my body and soul. But the long hours alone helped me narrow into the essence of my practice.


This piece is a self portrait of me and as an onion, and symbolically represents the secrets that each of us keeps. Like an onion, I have various layers of skins where I store memories, some of them joyous, others painful. The piece depics my personal journey to shed moments of shame or pain, and to instead embrace the complex creature I am.


My artistic expression has always been a way to celebrate myself, and to resist all the messages I receive from mainstream society that tell me to hate myself. Being an artist has given me a voice. My art is what helps me make sense of life.


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