At the age of 20 I decided to be proactive about my birth control and tried to get my tubes tied. I should have that right. My body, my life? My Dr. said no as I would probably regret is. I left confused and disappointed. At 23 I tried again, unsuccessfully. 25, same thing, 27 same deal.
The cultural lightning rod of #YesAllWomen proved that individual voices speaking together have the power to influence, so I paired each eye portrait in my series with a first-person narrative. I have painted several lover’s eye miniatures simply out of love for the tradition, but I specifically chose the format for this project because of its unique ability to convey affection while preserving anonymity.