Deun Ivory

Deun Ivory

Photographer/Illustrator/Writer

"I enjoy exploring the various facets of my personality through self-portraits."

"I enjoy exploring the various facets of my personality through self-portraits."

I am 24 years old and I'm from Dallas, Texas. 

As an artist, I would describe myself as undeniably original. I am obsessed with exploring the various facets of minimalism and I enjoy creating visuals that I don't see. 

"I'm glad he decided to colour me brown."

"I'm glad he decided to colour me brown."

My life, at the moment, is filled with so much art. so many projects and things to look forward to. It's really exciting. I've grown comfortable with my style of expression. It's comparable to being comfortable in my own skin. I am able to express myself the way I desire and I've come to realize that being care-free of other peoples opinion is extremely empowering and liberating. God has allowed me to be in a position of influence, which is awesome because I get to inspire other people to do what they love. 

"I love good grain. there is something mysteriously charming about it." 

"I love good grain. there is something mysteriously charming about it." 

Relevancy is strongly connected to your growth as an artist and your consistency. If you continuously create content that is invaluable, relevancy will never be an issue. 

" Black Girl Yoga" 

" Black Girl Yoga" 

"Lady with child"

"Lady with child"

I am always inspired by my boyfriend, Eric Michael Ward. He oozes a fragrance of confidence that attracts almost everyone he meets and I admire that. He encourages me to live a life that doesn't seek validation from other people and that's when I'm able to give my best and genuinely create my interpretation of art. 

"I pray that you grow up love your brown skin. so rich. so smooth. incomparable. a shade of delight - God painted you so beautiful."

"I pray that you grow up love your brown skin. so rich. so smooth. incomparable. a shade of delight - God painted you so beautiful."

When I think of sisterhood, I think of a healthy and loving relationship between people who are genuinely rooting for the other person. I think of a support system that never fails because of the mutualistic bond that grows and strengthens over time. 

My message to sisters: Believe that God is who he says he is. 

 

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I Give Up

I Give Up

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