Self-Portrait
Artwork/
Josie Woods

Self-Portrait

2021

Info

Title - Self Portrait
Year - 2021
Techniques - Digital Art

Description:

This self portrait is my way of taking back my characters, who resemble my abuser, and amplifying my own femininity.

The colors I’ve chosen in this piece are not soft — they’re intentionally saturated, vivid. The purple represents moodiness,
Green is about abundance, the red is the dark shadow self side, sultry ness, and owning my femi-ninity through the darkness I’ve experienced. As a woman, we’re not supposed to express those dark emotions and yet I amplify them. My drawn line work represents the connections between my past and my current self; it’s owning who I am and the journey I’ve been on.

I begin each piece with the eyes first because they represent seeing the world through the perspec-tives of others; in order to understand that everyone is living in their own truth, their own reality. Eyes represent the importance of understanding objective reality.