Self-Portrait, Past and Future

Oil on canvas

"It is about releasing sadness, finding renewal, and becoming cleansed by connecting to natural sources," Alouisha said, eagerly spilling out her words.

Classico's chin jolted upward slightly, and his eyebrows followed. "I see," he said in his most earnest voice, nodding in agreement. He was sure it represented an orgasm.

Alouisha is part of the new generation of feminist artists investigating woman’s physical relationship with the environment, unimpeded by cultural objectification. Where as Cindy’s Film Series photographs deconstructed feminine role-models imposed by society, Alouisha’s paintings are ... well, you might call them reconstructivist.

She is expressing a woman's sensuality from her point of view, rather than the more commonly objectified male perception of female sexuality.