La mirada (The Stare) by Tanya Torres
Painting on tile, 6" x 6", 2011
Sometimes I just draw a face and see what happens as I paint it. This one stayed half-finished on my table for weeks, until the day before yesterday, when I sat down to finish all the unfinished tiles I had been working on. I am preparing to move fully into a new series I am painting for an exhibition in Prague this April.
She kept looking at me until I finally placed her in front of me. When I was done, she seemed to keep staring with that questioning look: "What do you think you are doing?,"she asks. "Move on, move on!"