Marisa, Age 18

  • Painting
  • Oil paint on canvas
  • 1000(w) 1500(h) 40(d) mm

This self-portrait was inspired by Jenny Saville and I created it to accentuate the beauty of a natural body. I painted myself standing in quite a vulnerable position yet with the scale of the canvas and the way I attempted to highlight my ‘flaws’, I have created a feeling of empowerment.