Michaëlle (2021) is a portrait of a dear friend. In every portrait, I try my best to honor the beauty, fierceness, and heritage of each individual.
Michaëlle is Haitian American, and it was important to me to depict her on a beach in her homeland, surrounded by the unofficial national flower of the island (hibiscus). This illustration was also loosely inspired by Botticelli’s painting, “The Birth of Venus”.
View the TikTok below to learn more about the process behind this piece.