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Divya Sarkisian☁

Artist➰Los Angeles 🤍 ✨@curatedbydiv

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  • I’ve been reflecting a lot on the protests that have unfolded over the last week. I was scared to share my opinion on such a public platform for a myriad of reasons. I realized though, that it’s my responsibility to speak up in support, as a person of color that benefits from centuries of black people fighting for equal human rights in this country. Let’s be clear, although I don’t condone it, burning and looting is an understandable response to lifetimes of oppression, suppression, and murder.  The police force that exists today was created to control enslaved people and Native people. This country is built on the backs of forced labor of enslaved people and genocide of indigenous people. This will not go away. Racism can’t end without dismantling systems of oppression. Things will not change until the system is changed and this history is acknowledged. In the meantime, we can educate ourselves, donate, make our voices heard, and make our own informed opinions as we move towards change. I do believe that until #blacklivesmatter none of us are truly free.
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    I’ve been reflecting a lot on the protests that have unfolded over the last week. I was scared to share my opinion on such a public platform for a myriad of reasons. I realized though, that it’s my responsibility to speak up in support, as a person of color that benefits from centuries of black people fighting for equal human rights in this country. Let’s be clear, although I don’t condone it, burning and looting is an understandable response to lifetimes of oppression, suppression, and murder. The police force that exists today was created to control enslaved people and Native people. This country is built on the backs of forced labor of enslaved people and genocide of indigenous people. This will not go away. Racism can’t end without dismantling systems of oppression. Things will not change until the system is changed and this history is acknowledged. In the meantime, we can educate ourselves, donate, make our voices heard, and make our own informed opinions as we move towards change. I do believe that until #blacklivesmatter none of us are truly free.

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  • Learning new skills in quarantine 🌹
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    Learning new skills in quarantine 🌹

  •  297  7  1 week ago
  • What a privilege to live in LA and have access to the middle-of-nowhere and reconnect with nature. We drove out here & parked on the side of the road. With nobody else in sight, we left our masks in the car and walked out into this beautiful landscape. As lovely as it was, I felt overcome with fear and stress on our drive back. It was my first time out in 2 months!! The reality of it all hit me in that moment. I missed you outside world, but you’re still a little scary 💚
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    What a privilege to live in LA and have access to the middle-of-nowhere and reconnect with nature. We drove out here & parked on the side of the road. With nobody else in sight, we left our masks in the car and walked out into this beautiful landscape. As lovely as it was, I felt overcome with fear and stress on our drive back. It was my first time out in 2 months!! The reality of it all hit me in that moment. I missed you outside world, but you’re still a little scary 💚

  •  1,000  18  3 weeks ago
  • Baby girl, my inspiration today 💘
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    Baby girl, my inspiration today 💘

  •  1,000  48  1 month ago
  • I’ve been taking care of a 3.5 year old and creating and drinking and eating and working out and NEVER LEAVING THE HOUSE. So I have no context for life & I was just wondering...people still doing bathroom selfies?
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    I’ve been taking care of a 3.5 year old and creating and drinking and eating and working out and NEVER LEAVING THE HOUSE. So I have no context for life & I was just wondering...people still doing bathroom selfies?

  •  1,000  37  1 month ago
  • I wasn’t thinking about it when I started playing around with drawing on this image of myself. I pretty much made myself unrecognizable by changing all the things I’ve ever felt self-conscious about/people said something about. It’s not a cry for help, I promise I love myself & how I look. I just wanted to explore it in a visual representation. It brought up a lot of feelings and questions, so I thought it’s worth sharing: Would I make different choices? What does it say about me if I did? Would I be treated differently? Why does this idealized version of myself look like my sister? No answers yet..hopefully I’ll find them in the next set of paintings. Um, please be gentle, I’m exposing myself here. I blame mercury retrograde & a commitment to put myself out there more. 🙃💗💯
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    I wasn’t thinking about it when I started playing around with drawing on this image of myself. I pretty much made myself unrecognizable by changing all the things I’ve ever felt self-conscious about/people said something about. It’s not a cry for help, I promise I love myself & how I look. I just wanted to explore it in a visual representation. It brought up a lot of feelings and questions, so I thought it’s worth sharing: Would I make different choices? What does it say about me if I did? Would I be treated differently? Why does this idealized version of myself look like my sister? No answers yet..hopefully I’ll find them in the next set of paintings. Um, please be gentle, I’m exposing myself here. I blame mercury retrograde & a commitment to put myself out there more. 🙃💗💯

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  • Come see these babies IRL (and more!) at @paradeprojects Vol 1. group show tomorrow night! Hope to see you there! 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 Opening Reception: 7pm-10pm 🎉🥂 Bendix Building DTLA  1206 Maple Ave #100A
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    Come see these babies IRL (and more!) at @paradeprojects Vol 1. group show tomorrow night! Hope to see you there! 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 Opening Reception: 7pm-10pm 🎉🥂 Bendix Building DTLA 1206 Maple Ave #100A

  •  432  17  3 months ago
  • Hanging with these beauties 🌿🌺🌸🌼🌵🌴🌹🌷🌾
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    Hanging with these beauties 🌿🌺🌸🌼🌵🌴🌹🌷🌾

  •  505  6  3 months ago
  • So excited to be a part of a show curated by this enchanting woman @haleyroemen! Artists thrive in wine bar openings..more please 🥰☺️
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    So excited to be a part of a show curated by this enchanting woman @haleyroemen! Artists thrive in wine bar openings..more please 🥰☺️

  •  632  17  4 months ago
  • Girls day 🥰💘😘
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    Girls day 🥰💘😘

  •  1,000  34  4 months ago
  • 💕nothing sweeter than love 💗
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    💕nothing sweeter than love 💗

  •  422  4  4 months ago
  • Merry Squishmas! 💕🎄👼🏽
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    Merry Squishmas! 💕🎄👼🏽

  •  1,000  30  5 months ago
  • Going into Sagittarius szn like 😈🦋🔥
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    Going into Sagittarius szn like 😈🦋🔥

  •  315  4  6 months ago
  • Happy Halloween! ❄️🧡❄️
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    Happy Halloween! ❄️🧡❄️

  •  886  12  7 months ago