Expectant

It's been awhile since I added new work to my Flawless series.  This figure is waiting for something - for what, we cannot know, but she appears happily expectant. 

Expectant, 2015. 12"x12". Oil on canvas. Sold.

Expectant, 2015. 12"x12". Oil on canvas. Sold.

This piece was commissioned by a private collector - she wanted a kimono, but gave me free reign on how to pursue that. I had a lot of fun creating the pattern on the dress, something that will start to appear more often, no doubt.

In my Flawless series I strive to reshape gender norms by refusing to apologize for femininity, recognizing that pretty isn't weak.