7 of 52


7 of 52

Size: 24 x 48″

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

The metallics from 6 of 52 inspired a new direction with combining metallic paint with my new found love for color. This was my first time using anything below my neck for inspiration of my artwork. There is a prevalent misconception that all the pieces I create are self portraits.

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.