Thirteen
mixed media on paper
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Another autobiographical painting, this one reflects on a difficult time in my life. At age thirteen, not only was I going through many changes physically, as are most young people, but my family was also changing and I was powerless to stop all the events happening around me.
I tried to reveal the heaviness of that time in my painting by using modeling paste to create the heavy texture above the head and also on the bowl of fruit.
In this painting, my siblings are represented as the apples. My mother is the orange.  They are all together in the bowl. I placed one apple outside to represent myself being cut in two by what was happening in my family at that time.

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