This project was an exploration of unique shading techniques using geometric shapes. Using varying sizes of circles, I was able to depict the shadows and imperfections of my self portrait. The gold paint was actually a beautiful accident - I had spilt paint from a separate piece but embraced this... This was a friendly reminder to accept these "mistakes" in strides. This series tested my patience and from it, I developed a passion and appreciation of intricate detail.
In 2015, the piece Golden Scale Girl (side profile) won a Gold Key Award (highest award given) at the Scholastic Art & Writing Award in the United States and was featured on the front cover of the award brochure.