Forager by Celia Liberace

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Celia Liberace



127 × 101.6 cm | 50 × 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.