24x48 in | Acrylic on Canvas
Sparked by an image of another dope artist on Instagram, the way Chantr31le's dress looked in the video she shared was amazing. I reached out to her and asked if she minded me using it as inspiration, and she said she didn't mind. I dived in, painging each ripple, curve and crease in the dress. Something about that image screamed strength, sensuality and confidence. I remember feeling comfortable with the sheets beneath her legs, and the exaggerated nature of her waist and elongated arms. Throughout the process, I continued to clean my brush in the negative space of the canvas, stopping where the painting is now. Immediately I felt like my creativity was blocked. I did what I normally didn't do, and reached out to social media friends and followers, asking what they thought and would suggest as where to take it. So many comments came back, but I was driven to leave it where it stands today. The concept of being unfinished, moving toward completion feels uplifting. I left this as it is almost like a metaphor for the growth of one's self. I feel like we all aren't perfect, but we are striving to be complete, and striving to become something greater.