|Stress / 18 x 24 in. / acrylic on canvas / 2013|
I'm always stressed. If it's not about school, money, my job, my boyfriend, I'm stressed about being stressed. It's the cutest never ending cycle you ever did see. So, when we had our final assignment in my painting class it seemed imperative to paint my stress.
When I was in high school I was known for my elastic face and my inability to JUST SMILE RIANA in a picture.
I wanted to paint this to exemplify my stress and to add a youthful touch. I'm "growing up" but I don't think I'll ever stop stretching my face. Hopefully I stop with the stress.