The piece entitled Virgin depicts a woman rejecting societal norms by distancing herself from her upbringing where she was often branded by her abstinence. As a close friend of mine, we shared many intimate conversations about the confusing role of sex in society and how her community tried to control her vision of it growing up. Her longing for intimacy and pleasure was constricted by thoughts ingrained in her head as a child. The Virgin is in sexual purgatory.


30" x 40" oil on canvas.

"Virgin" by Alexa Holland




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