2 of 52


2 of 52

Size: 12 x 24″

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

In keeping with my love for charcoal, I created another black and white piece inspired by a photograph of my friend Michele Gonzalez. My first black and white painting did not create the same invigorating feeling I got from charcoal. I figured adding some dynamics would help me find that feeling. When this painting was created Miche’s hair color went from blonde to blue to pink. I took this opportunity to add a little color to my process. I created this pieces with two separate 12 x 12″ canvas’. Both these choices were meant to add a little “spice” to my work and help me regain the feeling I had when I worked with charcoal.

The “52 Collection” is a year long self exploratory project created by Yanique DaCosta. The “52 Collection” is focused on the female form with aesthetics influenced by the day-to-day life and encounters of the artist, over a one year period. This can be compared to landscape and its relationship to seasons. Think of a tree with green leaves in summer versus the same tree with no leaves in winter. This same concept is true for the “52 Collection”. The female form in shown in varying ways based on weekly and seasonal life experiences of the artist. Pieces include varying color schemes and visual elements conveying those feelings and experiences.