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"Passive" _
Lewis Derogene (PhenomenaLewis) _
Self-Portrait Photograph | 2020 _
36in x 27in _
Limited Edition of 7 AP _

In this thought-provoking self-portrait photograph, PhenomenaLewis, a dark-skinned Black woman, is portrayed in a side profile. She wears blue surgical gloves and a faux gas mask, set against a salmon pink background elegantly framed in rose gold.
The creation of this self-portrait occurred at the onset of the lockdown, when the world was grappling with the challenges posed by the pandemic. In contrast to the heightened emotions and reactions that marked that period, PhenomenaLewis approached the project with a distinct sense of passivity. Her intent was to capture this unique juncture in life in her own way, using the visual language of the gas mask and gloves to symbolize the moment.
While many people experienced anxiety and fear during the initial stages of the pandemic, PhenomenaLewis's outlook was notably different. She adopted a more stoic perspective, acknowledging the difficulties but maintaining a sense of acceptance and resilience. Her self-portrait thus serves as a nuanced and contemplative representation of a calm and collected response to the uncertain times, encouraging viewers to reflect on the diverse emotional experiences people had during the pandemic.

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