Artist Name: Mikaela S. Tingcoy
Size: 2×2 ft.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Black is beautiful too. “Bare & Rare” depicts a woman of color breaking free from the chains of the Eurocentric beauty standards’ typical pale-skinned and small-nose features. These Western-centered beauty standards are deeply embedded in societies posing issues like racism and ageism. However, she is fearless about being bare and representing the rarity of her color. In this modern age, it is high time to promote inclusivity and have more representation of the entire spectrum instead of focusing on one.