Mia Ferullo uses self portraiture as a method to “regain control over the perception of one’s body.” Through long strips of acrylic paintings and performance, the artist considers the ways past relationships can alter how individuals view themselves. After feeling powerless, Ferullo wanted to ensure she was writing her own narrative and began depicting her figure unapologetically; with the intention of “eliminating any intimate access people had over her.” The work I Used To Be Magic stems from lyrics and connotations within the album Good Woman by The Staves. Ferullo not only strives to empower herself and other women, but her practice also serves as a cathartic approach to self exploration.
Method and media are interconnected in Ashlee Hallas’ portfolio. Her approach often consists of deconstruction and collage.
Architecture and the landscape provide inspiration for Alexandra Ene, who highlights the relationship between nature and the manmade.