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2020
2020
2020
2020
2020

This year, I wanted to answer the question, how can I portray memory in art? At the beginning of the school year, I learned that both me and my art is mostly inspired by nostalgia. When trying to find this inspiration, I turned to my room and what was in it. When looking around, I found that I tended to be more drawn to things that reminded me of childhood, growth, and relationships. For instance, an item I particularly liked was a perfume bottle my friend gave to me as a gift. So, I decided to focus on how I can convey this feeling of nostalgia and memory in my art. The first piece I did was pretty straightforward, I created a painting that is supposed to be of myself, floating through time, surrounded by things that remind me of my life. For the second, I decided to move to colored pencils, and did another portrait, symbolizing growth and change using plants. Lastly, I finished a series of paintings during quarantine, simply illustrating the things that surround me. My personal favorite is the painting of my cat.