Paper Dreams: Nicole Rose Gelormino : Brianna
oil on canvas
72 x 48"
Bear fur for shoulders, persimmons for breasts, blonde baby hair for a rib cage, a baby's mouth for a torso nested in noodles smears a pink stain against a sterile white background. Brianna is a figure who mimics a neo-classical model or a contemporary glamor model, as she arcs her back and displays herself. Referring flora, fauna and food to the woman's body helps tell a more nuanced story of the male gaze, the self-gaze, and our struggle to transcend the colonization of the female body.
- Nicole Rose Gelormino