October 2, 2020

Can you feel lonely when you are surrounded by people?

Amber MacDonald

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Acrylic paintHomesick, 2019A2

Is it okay to feel alone in a city full of people and experiences and culture? Is it okay to miss a place that once made you miserable and trapped? This piece reflects my own experience of moving away from a small town to a big city and feeling isolated and alone even when I was surrounded by new flatmates and plenty opportunities. This scene portrays the surreal feeling of looking out to skyscraper buildings instead of greenery and the rolling hills that I was accustomed to seeing outside my window at home. This values the importance of our feelings and emotions, things not to be ignored and although homesickness is a temporary feeling, it is still important to acknowledge it and accept that emotions are human and needed for our own personal development.