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ANONYMOUS AN ART PORTFOLIO BY JODECI RICHARDS


ANONYMOUS AN ART PORTFOLIO BY JODECI RICHARDS


I used to struggle with making art out of perfection. I was focused on precision and realism and less with the freedom that art should bring. Art was once burdensome. But then I found my niche in artist trading cards—a platform so small that perfection wasn’t my reward as I no longer had to focus on tiny details when the details were too small to acknowledge. So, as simple as it may seem, this portfolio is the brainchild of both boundelessness and confine. With a canvas so small, you have the option to focus on the smaller details. I had a chance to look past what others see—the face—and find a wider scope for a smaller plane. And in such minute confines, I found the chance to open up to other parts of the bodies. Or, if you need an even simpler catalyst, maybe I just didn’t want to draw tiny faces. But in exploring what makes up people—the way their hands are placed, the fold of soft wrinkles around their eyes, how their legs bow—I couldn’t ignore the words. Because not having a face doesn’t mean you don’t have something to say. Maybe you’re just trying to say it differently. Because that’s what I’m doing: speaking through art.


DANCE TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT

THEY LEFT ME BURNED OUT


I AM NOT ANOTHER FACE IN A CROWD


YOUR WITHERED SOLEMN FACESTELL NO LIES—ONLY STORIES— BUT CAN DECEIVE. YOU FABRICATE AND DENY EVERYTHING AND SHUN A BODY OF LIES THAT DON’T LOVE, HAPPINESS TRULY.


DANCE WITH ME

IMPACT


WHEREVER YOU GO YOUR DREAMS WILL FOLLOW

DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU


DON’T LET THOSE NAY-SAYERS DENY YOU THE RIGHT TO YOUR FUTURE

WHERE WILL YOU FIND YOURSELF? WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN YOURSELF?


SOMEONE WILL FIND YOU—AND LOVE YOU—IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR


EVERY FLOWER MUST WILT SO THEY CAN BLOOM

LOOKING BACK ALWA TO REPEAT


AYS MAKES IT EASIER T A MISTAKE

NO MATTER WHERE YOU’VE STOOD YOU LEAVE A PERMANENT SHADOW


ROAM FREE

STAND TALL


AND PEOPLE CALL ME THE PIED PIPER


THIS IS AN ONGOING PORTFOLIO. PIECES MAY BE ADDED.


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An art portfolio by Jodeci Richards

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