Tween (Anika)

Oil, Acrylic, and Paper on Canvas 

56″ x 30″



While most of my work focuses on cultural allegories & norms, my portraits are used to evoke more intimate and individualistic narratives, though still often including a layer of social commentary. “Tween” portrays my daughter, a 12 year old student at OSA and future Bay Area arts contributor. Time with her “as she is” is very limited and I have felt a calling to capture her through the ritual of portraiture. The process has enabled me to think about her intensely for a long period of time. It has also been a different way of spending time together, which has been quite rewarding and personally important.