5 of 52


5 of 52

Size: 12 x 12″

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

I was on a roll. When 4 of 52 was created, my friend Tiffany almost broke her like button on every social media platform. She worked together with me and one of the other young ladies depicted in 4 of 52 on a lifestyle project in Miami. Her response was so sincere and almost overwhelming, I couldn’t help but create the next piece with her in mind. Meet Tiffany Upshaw, the #YaniPaints version.

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.