As stated in the previous blog entry "Mandinka.", it's a Sinèad O'Connor song that I seriously like and my image of what the song means to me was first me as I made myself up in this picture, rather than the drawing and the drawing was channeling that image until I was able to do a self-portrait. 'Cuz, you know, I hadn't gotten the mohawk.
Either way, here's the mental image of Mandinka, pretty much exactly as she was in my mind's eye.
Link to my Facebook page, which you should like and suggest to all your friends: Gabriela Handal Arte
I'm a Panamanian draftsman currently getting an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. My work deals with what it feels like for me personally to be a woman.
There is a lot of human figure and portraiture.