I went on a dA hiatus for a while due to emotional issues I started to experience with my life. The tattoo portrait series came to a screeching halt and my grades started to suffer. Since a senior project was needed to graduate, I needed to think of something fast. I decided to move into self-portraiture to not only explore the extent of my skills in portraiture but also to work through my problems as a form of art therapy. As I got deeper into the series, I decided to mix in still lifes of objects with personal meaning and collective themes (to be posted soon). Nearing the end of my college career, this represents the culmination of skills I have learned in the past four years as well as the mental progress I have made with my depression and coping mechanisms. Below are some highlights, enjoy!
My work is on exhibition at the Center for Visual Arts at my university from April 12th until May 7th, along with work by my fellow art department peers graduating in 3 weeks.