Untitled (sometimes grapes are too sour that I decide not to eat it) (2020)

During the first few years of transitioning into high school, I was at a low point with my family and school life. I was slowly losing myself, not knowing who I was and why I was here. My upbeat personality changed completely and I found myself distancing myself from the people I love. By detaching my head from my body disproportionately, I attempted to portray how it felt like my mind and body were totally out of sync. The tangled wire and burnt images of my memories around my head represent my feelings of loss and hopelessness. The mask on my face also alludes to the period of COVID-19, where the pandemic’s forced isolation also changed the relationships that I used to share.

Mixed media, acrylic on canvas, wire, paper print outs