Today is a very exciting day, because, I can FINALLY reveal what I’ve been working on for the past few months!
For the greater part of this year, I have been working with Women of Hopkins to design a series of portraits stemming from their first exhibition, and it’s REALLY cool. The project honors women who set the way for other women in traditionally male-dominated fields, from NASA to the biological sciences. Rachel Carson is there! So is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! The first exhibition was shown around 2 years ago, and I’m so honored that they’ve asked me to do this series of portraits. I showed a glimpse of what I’ve been not-so-secretly doing on Instagram when I showed the portrait of Madeleine Albright. (More portraits will come up as soon as possible.)
This has been an incredibly important project for me — I’ve really wanted to showcase these women by not just drawing “verbatim” from their photographs — for each person, I try to make sure to watch interviews, read/watch their work, and try to understand them so I can most accurately their likelinesses. It’s really been a journey, with many hours and no lack of frustration (is it even art if you don’t get frustrated during the process?).
I hope you guys enjoy. I’m so excited to share this with you. I’ve included links to the person in each caption. Please check out the website and project for more information!
And now, the main event:
And to my American friends – happy Thanksgiving!! My sister and I are so vamped for the holidays. It’s pathological.