Aaliyah Parra

My series was based on the moment I felt I really found myself. I let go of the hatred in my body and “greeted the day with love.” The moment I let go of Aaliyah and felt more like Lia. The moment when only the artist I was listening to made sense. The moment I looked amongst men and saw things differently. Making paintings a collage and a drawing with a mixture of media such as paint, pens, and magazine cutouts. Expressing the artist I was listening to, my view, and my view on the people I was looking down on. This moment I stopped drinking the Kool-Aid and felt like Lia.