Materials: Charcoal and pastel on paper
Dimensions: 34 x 23 inches
Project Advisor: Tony Conrad and Rob Neilson
Year of Graduation: 2020
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My work explores dark psychological states, reflecting a place we do not understand; the deprivation of reality, the questioning of the physical world, quiet moments. Distress and solitude can be disturbing; yet at the same time it can be a fascinating process where, after experiencing a moment when they are forced to give up their sanity, one finds their true self. Figures depicted without a recognizable identity force the viewer to engage emotionally and suddenly become a part of the narrative. The work presents a duality of sensual playfulness and tension within spaces that we generally see as confined, intimate, and familiar.