The central theme my work explores is mental health. I aim to highlight issues I have experienced and witnessed in everyday life. I feel that emotional incarceration is endemic in modern society, due to societal issues such as social stigmas. Particularly, the pressures we feel, as individuals, to live up to a certain expectation.
In my entry I aim to highlight the inner turmoil that we may experience in response to these pressures. I feel that too often we are reluctant to show our true feelings and be honest with ourselves, and this only serves to cause further issues. Mental health issues in society are currently on the rise, I hope to raise awareness of this and inspire others to view this subject differently and replace stigma with understanding.
Acrylic and masking tape on canvas
110 x 140 cm