Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Shaqe Kalaj

Adriana

Adriana

Shaqe Kalaj. Adriana, 2008.

Description:
This portrait is part of series that consists of 17 portraits of women that I have known, portrayed as children from ages 3 to 7. First and foremost, the portraits are an act of honoring these women, revealing an honesty of expression. I feel that I have captured their innocence, wonder, playfulness, sadness, and coyness. I have also captured their time period with the clothing that they are wearing or the lighting or background in the painting. The selected wall-paper chosen for each girl enhances that time period or is representational of some quality about the girl. All the girls have their own significance and story, and that is how I have honored them.

Medium:
Mixed Media

Tags:
painting, woodcut, portraiture, little girls, ethnicity, realism

Images
American WomanDolls 1Classical Beauty SubmergedMythic DreamLittle GirlsChachieAdriana

Location
Livonia, MI
USA

Contact
14339 Westmore st.
Livonia, MI
USA
imshacha@me.com

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