Images of Research – Villarruel

portrait of Cecilia Villarruel by DADA obscura

2nd place winner Cecilia Villarruel, English
“Aberrations”
This is an abstract portrait of me. It is graphite on paper drawn by the artist DADA obscura. His real name is Paul; he is my boyfriend, and he is a heroin addict. For decades, he has struggled with addiction; intoxicated and anesthetized, he saw the world through a distorted lens.