No. 2: Rebellion
GRAPHITE AND POWDER PASTEL ON ILLUSTRATION PAPER.
DIMENSIONS, 23.5" x 17.7".
'RHINOCEROS WOMEN SERIES, 2015 COLLECTION.
Alek Wek is a South Sudanese designer & model. Years ago, I set aside a photograph I found of Alek, swearing that some day I would attempt to draw her. When I created this project I immediately chose Alek as one of the women. For her beauty, yes, but more importantly for her lack of concern for societies standards; Alek has championed the standards of beauty. She's taught me confidence and self-acceptance.