Private Revolution - R Hermelyn Di Silvestro
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Private Revolution

Private Revolution

My Private Revolution series hopes to inspire a new generation toward what is fully possible. Through the bold and emotionally expressive brush strokes, each portrait expresses the strength that is needed for standing up to be heard when trying to make a difference. My message is that each and every one of us can be the change.


Between the Lies

‘Between the Lies’ reflects today’s struggle and fight to find facts and truths amid the perpetual lies. With leaders who engage in falsehoods and misleading statements, rather than factual evidence, unwelcome truths has become the narrative of reality. With the breakdown of trusted sources of information and dismissal of scientific facts, we are left with no starting point to agree upon for addressing any problem. Misinformed people are threat to Democracy.


Facts are Stubborn Things

A truth is a belief, but is it based on facts? Facts are Stubborn Things reflect today’s struggle between facts and truths. Rather than factual evidence, unwelcome truths have become the narrative of reality. When facts are overwhelmed by false information, it is difficult to believe that the truth will overcome. Without trusted sources, we become blinded and speechless, threatening the foundation of Democracy.



Bound whispers a list of the most powerful women today. Their names and titles become the textural pattern and fabric of a suggested dress of which the figure has left behind. The featureless body challenges the viewer to set aside judgment and to view self differently. The box shape implies containment and symbolizes imposed limitations. By breaking through the borders, the figure successfully begins to tear down those walls built to define our differences and to divide us as human beings.


Although women continue to be bound by gender, caste, creed, and nation, many have weakened or removed ties to obtain leadership positions in industry, academe, and government. The Forbes’ 2017 list 100 Most Powerful Women underscores this advancement. My hope is to inspire a new generation of women to move toward what is fully possible.



Trapped in Motion

The advent of the internet has helped perpetuate a cultural shift from local communities to virtual ones. As Google search has replaced the handshake, social media has become the new first impression. For many today, online communication is a substitute to face-to-face interactions. While sitting behind a screen, you can shape how others perceive you and create an alternate impression of an identity you aspire to.