When I was first creating this set, I constantly found myself questioning who I was as an artist and as a person. I was in this constant internal conflict with myself as to who I was. I have found that there’s a common need for us to be validated. A need that leads us down this never ending search for self meaning and approval. I have found that all too often, these unexpected daily moments of solitude that leave us in an emotionally compromising state. I found inspiration from the poet Nayyirah Waheed.
"i see you.
training for rain.
hoarding feathers beneath your clothes.
making a life a life.
i am reeling. from the glory. the power of you.”
My interpretation of the poem was that of someone seeing an ideal part of themselves and realizing that person is not who they really are. We have become attached to this ideal self or other. I wanted to explore these experienced vulnerabilities of questioning the authenticity of oneself.