Almost Forgot How to Play (2019)

In today’s society, the idea of youth is slowly diminishing as lost as the pressure to mature faster is increasing. Our excessive exposure to media and our high expectations for the younger generation has changed the scene of what it means to truly live your childhood. By using drippy strokes of the watercolor paint to express the tears matched with a vibrant, child-like design overlayed on top, I attempted to paint the youthfulness that I enjoyed as a child. The expression of the baby crying portrays the emotion that is often mistaken as immature and frowned upon as it juxtaposes with the phrase “almost forgot how to play.”

Watercolor and acrylic on paper