Company of Angels
LITTLE GIRLS: Imitations by me / Artwork by Ricky Sencion
A collection of prints that pays tribute to the artists that have inspired Ricky Sencion's work. They are: Picasso, Modigliani, Dali, Angel Botello, Marlene Dumas, Frida Khalo, Keith Haring, Jerome Caja, and David LaChapelle.
I am a first generation Mexican American and self-taught artist. I started my series of Little Girls in the summer of 1998 after moving back to Los Angeles. The idea stems from a drawing I completed 27 years ago while in high school. My Little Girls are a reflection of myself; they are simple, colorful, silly, and each has a little twist to her. I use mostly acrylic and pencil on 4’x6’ canvas.
Why not a “little boy?”
With a little boy I feel restricted to what I can imagine. With a little girl, I feel freedom, joy, and endless sense of possibility. It’s like playing with dolls and dressing them...