I paint other women’s visages yet intentionally leave aspects of them unresolved. Being a young woman cultivated in an image-saturated society has made me aware of the objectifying depictions of young women typical in our visual culture. As to deny a viewer of the satisfying feeling of perceiving a whole painted face, I resolve only limited aspects of a subject’s portrait. By fully rendering only visual fragments, my intention is to make the viewer uncomfortable and empart onto him how I have before felt when objectified as a woman. My new series of work explores the body and face as a narrative device. That conveys a story through gesture and shape but without words. I use the vessel of painting as a meditative act, the viewing of which is an intimate experience for the viewer. The painting reflects the intimacy of the human body as the vessel that records its experiences, its trauma, and its growth.