The following is a process note for Amanda Hope DeFinis, and her contribution to The Ideal Relationship Project. With Amanda, I was really captured by her provocative, and somewhat secretive expression. It gave me the sense that her “place of love” is an intimate one reserved only for deeply trusted individuals, promoting an air of mystery.
In honor of that, I centered the mandala form around her eye, functioning as an elaborate mask. It gives you the sense that Ms. Amanda sees all, but are you worthy enough to look upon her?
Subject: Amanda Hope DeFinis, 32, Married
My ideal relationship is when two people who come together from the same place: love. The relationship that forms is one of honor, respect and trust.