April 29, 2020

Will it Ever Heal?

Eilidh Innis Tait, 17

This piece was made after I lost someone very close to me, in an accident that also caused permanent damage to my dominant hand. My dog, Hati, was incredibly special to me and the first person I ever lost. After the incident I drew parallels between the gradual healing of my scar tissue and the slow emotional recovery after his death. Even though every time is intense, powerful and unique, everybody loses people. I created this (rather abstract) self portrait in an attempt to depict how that grief felt and looked to me. What did the first grief look like to you?

Injured, 2019Pencil and Fineliner