This project is meant to celebrate women's bodies and to illustrate that each and every body is beautiful. Adriana Lemus has been drawing and sketching nude models for over three years and came to value the beauty in the various shapes, sizes, and dimensions. Her vision is that every woman will come to appreciate and love her own body. She continues to receive daily requests from women to draw or paint their "Selfies". Lemus' hope is that we move away from an unrealistic media ideal of women's bodies and move toward embracing the body that we have been blessed with.
This series is made up of ceramic paintings and cups using underglaze and glaze. The figures you see were inspired by "selfies" provided to Adriana Lemus by friends and collectors of her work. A “selfie” is a self-portrait photograph, taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand extended up to capture most of the body, or by using a mirror. The majority of these “selfies” were sent through the app called Snapchat. Snapchat is a messaging app that allows you to share images with your friends that can only be viewed for a matter of seconds before disappearing. Lemus had to screen-capture the photos, which were then used to paint and draw on ceramics.