February 1, 2019

Why did you lie to me?

Why did you lie to me?

Flaviana Preston, 30

This work is my attempt to express the multitude of complex and difficult emotions that I am coping with after a lifetime of believing that happiness comes by living up to outdated measures of success. It encapsulates the grief at all the inauthentic choices I have made in pursuit of perfection and social acceptability and the mental ill health that resulted.

I want to share this work as it is my first step to choosing a happier path for myself. I hope that this print might help others realise that they too are more than arbitrary scores or job titles. Self-worth is intrinsic to all of us regardless.


Lino-cut print
7″ x 5″