The True Image
Vera Icona (b. 1990, Los Angeles) is the artist alter ego of Nica Aquino. Nica was baptised Catholic, born to the name Veronica, originating from the Latin name, Vera Icona, meaning "the true image." The true image was found in St, Veronica's veil used to wipe Jesus' face as he was brought down from the cross, with a bloody image of his face transferred to her veil.
Vera's work invokes the phenomenon of pareidolia. Viewers apply their own meaning & visions to abstract works, similar to creating shapes in the clouds or finding hidden messages within Rorschach tests.