2013 Marker, pastel on Bristol 14x17
Marker, pastel on Bristol

We are such selfish creatures, so obsessed with how we see ourselves, and how we want to be seen by others.
We are constantly flipping through VOGUE magazines or shadowing a Kardashian (or whatever celebs you tend to model your wardrobes and looks after) and spending our hard earned cash on various skin care/cosmetic products or designer named clothes to “mask” our imperfections and appear “perfect” to the envy of friends or random strangers who even care to look. Sometimes we will even go as far as to “rip” off the “mask” of our real selves, literally, and fix up a new one to our liking. How we can not realize that what really matters the most is what’s behind our “mask”…

I purposely left the picture “unfinished” to clarify the idea of one’s “efforts” to make ones self up covering up the imperfections and be the perfect self.
I’ll most likely return to this topic soon, as this is an ongoing issue…

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

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