Persona, 2021

oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

signed and dated on back: '[signature] | 2021'

Meet Crown Pidgeon, a Persona, the Influencer.

She's in fashion, she knows how to make a light and camera work for her. She exists to grab attention and talk about herself. This Influencer is a self-made unit, an independent and codependent part of a social media machinery. For some, she's superficial and fethered, for others, she's rare and fragile. As for her, she likes to think of herself as a role or even royal model, one of a kind. In the near future, she could be right.

Crown Pidgeon birds (Goura Victoria) live only in New Guinea and are considered among the most endangered species on the planet.