Visions of Self is an annual show of work from female artists across the world. It’s hosted by the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. In our second year, we’re featuring over 100 artists from 14 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.

Strawberry Girl

Amanda Bertrand
Porterdale, GA United States
Painting: Gouache

The vision behind my self portrait is to emphasize that I am still beautiful even with skin that is far from perfect. Since I have struggled to find myself pretty with boiling red acne on my face, I painted myself as pink layers to try to achieve a warm and fuzzy feeling. The strawberry slice symbolizes finding my acne pretty in a unique way and being able to grow to love the scars left behind with the strawberries blooming in front of me.

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