The artwork is a light and shadow play where the artist simplified the various dimensions with intentionally placed geometric shapes thus maintaining the individual facial expressions of the model. The result is the soft compromise of complementing colours and tones.
The painting is the first piece of the artist’s Marilyn Series and the central element of the Iconic Divas Collection. The title is a reflection to Marylin Monroe’s famous quote “I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it”. Her words are more actual these days than were in the 1950s. As women had been becoming emancipated members of the modern societies, the traditional female roles had changed. To succeed in life, today’s women need to cope with more challenges, doubts and a strong compulsion to conform. With the careful selection of colours, the artist projects her inner self to find balance and harmony between imaginary desires and everyday reality.