Inspired by Professor Shaw Smith’s plenary lecture in unit 6 that asserted that all art is abstract, we decided to explore this concept with our own interpretation. The concept of abstract art centers around the notion that it does not attempt to mimic anything real but rather exists as its own individualized entity. Professor Smith argues that this principle applies to all works of art. Ian Rolls, Emily Ezzell, Olivia Harper, and I wanted to create our own representation of this abstraction. The painting that we chose to imitate, Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez (1656), depicts ladies in waiting in the Spanish royal court. The four of us, obviously metaphorically far from this, given the current century, thought that this could serve as an opportunity to create something avant-garde. We made costumes entirely out of clothing that we already owned, and took pictures in our own houses. Ian took the lead on photoshopping (given the quarantine, we could not all sit around the same computer). Nonetheless, by emulating this scene and positing ourselves as figures so removed from our identity, we momentarily redefined our position in the world. This, according to my definition, fits into the concept of a revolution. Furthermore, this transposition and embodying another, even only momentarily, reminds us about the limits of our own human experience and the importance of everything that we have yet to learn.