As an artist, I’ve always created pieces as a voice to raise thought-provoking questions: why do our brains function the way they do? How do our personalities differ depending on our moods? In this graphite project, I developed a series of portraits in hopes to elicit personal responses. With this goal in mind, I made my main subject my passion: psychology, typically social and self-identity.
Thus, the project became a synergy between my two passions, social psychology, and art itself. My vision is related to expressing the different impacts of life and how individuals bend or break as they grow through circumstances (this became the central premise of my work). The distortion metaphorically illustrates the massive manipulations that individuals face, which are hidden underneath a façade of an average or “sane” human.