May 12, 2020

Where did they go?

Lauren MacDonald, 22

“Where did they go?” responds to a previous piece entitled “Where do they go?” which investigated where memories and feelings disappear in times during and after trauma. Having lived some years since that small piece, I wanted to capture where I am now since my years of mental illness began. ‘Where did they go’ introduced me to my final degree portfolio which investigates mental health in the arts. I began with this self-portrait to look inwards towards myself, my progress, and what I have left behind in my journey to better my mental health and awareness.

Where Did They Go, 2019Acrylic and Gouache12x26cm