Up close, these pieces appear to be distorted. However when the viewer steps back the portrait comes into clear focus. This motion is how I want people to treat mental health, to step back from the confused distortion and observe the person’s untold story. These works reflect the internal struggle of searching for one’s own identity while silently battling mental health issues. The subjects don't have complete detailed faces as this reflects their distorted confusion as they seek out their place of belonging.
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