Photoset by: Amelia A J Foy
To deal with almost anything in my life, I’ve used art. It’s been my go-to from a young age for expressing my feelings. Over the last few years, I’ve taken to drawing myself - first as a practice of self-love, to appreciate my appearance and insecurities, which transformed into a conveyance of how I felt at that time. Below are a collection of self-portraits I’ve drawn throughout the years in different emotional states.
|[Image description: A pop art-inspired painting of a girl with brown hair, face-on, tear on her cheek. Her hand is on her chest over her heart holding rose petals that are flying away around her.]|
|[Image description: Watercolour cartoon-y picture of a girl in pigtails and glasses from the waist-up, eyes directed upward, wearing a pink bralette. Above her is a grey cloud and blue raindrops are falling down on her.]|
|[Image description: Painting using block colouring of girl, shoulders-up, hair half pulled back and wearing glasses. Skin is yellow with orange shadows. Background of branches with leaves and red circular fruit.]|