Marjan M. Lleras

individual, ENTITY.2962
Life Dates:
b. 1987
Puerto Rican
GVSU Alumni Status:
GVSU Alum, 2009
Artist Biography:
Artist Statement: Everyone has insecurities, whether it's the stomach, back fat, long second toe, the chest being small or a pair of jeans not fitting right. No matter what shape or size. While I continue to mature, I realize that my insecurities do as well. I become more aware of what I should look like instead of accepting the beauty within. As a female, pressure from every direction prompts these unwanted feelings. Through many experiences I have molded "my" ideal look in my head, but struggle to bring it out. With each relationship and friendship my lack of confidence grows stronger. Certain areas of my body are not perfect in my eyes so they have to be terrible in the viewer's eye. In my work, Insecurities, my body and daily struggles are shown to the audience. Everybody, I constantly critiques my shape, and features; with a persistent vision that one day it can be achieved.

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