Passionate Perspectives > Natalie Tseng

Happy Birthday, Alisha!
Happy Birthday, Alisha!
Oil on canvas
15" x 30"
2020

Happy Birthday, Alisha! is dedicated to her closest hometown friends. From childhood to adulthood (left to right), Michelle, Ciera, Shushanna and Alisha have been some of the most supportive people in her life. Out of three siblings, Natalie is the only daughter who dreamed of having a sister; with the girls, she gained four. Since they graduated high school in 2016, they split off into different colleges which made it a challenge to schedule time together. Nonetheless, they gathered for birthdays and holidays. As Alisha blows out the candles, the light shines on their joyful faces expressing their gratitude for the present and wish for a bright future. The work emphasizes the immense elation and sense of community from loyal friendship.