Forager by Celia Liberace

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Celia Liberace



127 x 101.6 x [*] cm | 50 x 40 in


  • First Place ($2,500 Cash Award) / Da Vinci Initiative Category

Taught by: Not applicable

Studied at: Cooper Union

Created by the student at 18 years old

This charcoal portrait illustrates the overwhelming and perpetual process of self-discovery. It shows my face besieged by disembodied hands representing creative constraints which envelop the portrait symbolizing personal well-being. This deeply introspective exploration is an inevitable and natural journey everyone must undertake in order to uncover one’s core values and develop a greater sense of self-awareness.