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Leaf Pattern Design

Blue Velvet

portrait of Cynthia K Cortes

Through her art, Cynthia K Cortes invites viewers to join her on a journey of self-revolution and introspection. Over the years, Cynthia has honed her skills, delving deeper into the realm of self-portraiture and pushing the boundaries of her creative expression in her purest form. Her ability to capture raw emotions and tell compelling stories through her images and her eyes has garnered recognition and admiration from fellow artists and photography enthusiasts alike. Through her lens, Cynthia seeks to not only capture her own essence but also empower others to embrace their individuality and celebrate their own journeys of self-expression..

The "Blue Velvet" series comprises self-portraits captured in 2018, aiming to encapsulate and convey the notion of freedom. It is a hypnotic exploration of releasing oneself and embracing the inevitability of change. The presence of water within the series serves as a powerful symbol of purification, resilience, and the art of surrendering and flowing. This expression can also represent the turbulence of emotions, juxtaposed with moments of tranquility and serenity. Water, being an essential element, also embodies revitalization, abundance, and purity, offering lessons in unconditional acceptance. It is through water that we acquire wisdom about the very essence of life itself.


The nudity depicted in this series is a reflection of rebellion, a deliberate disregard for societal judgment and the conformity demanded by the masses. In its essence, it captures purity, showcasing an authentic expression of one's true self. There is no external influence determining classification or social status; instead, it unveils the unadulterated soul within. This series was captured during a pivotal period centered around profound personal change and stepping into one's own sovereignty. It serves as a visual representation of that transformative journey.


Blue Velvet series: 2018
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