2021 > Mimi Henderson

I completed two watercolor pieces depicting myself coming out of various flowers. My essential question was “How can I express my identity/who I am through surrealism”. My first painting portrays me standing up right with a trumpet flower covering me. The second one shows a lily in which I am growing out of looking up. My work is very much representative of how the mindset I was in at the time and how it’s changing. I like that my work looks intentional and viewers could come up with a deeper meaning about myself as the artist or for themselves. I made these pieces to highlight this transitional time in my life where I'm blooming. I hope other people my age or anyone who is going through the same thing where their life seems to be shifting. Not only do I want my views to see a deeper meaning in my artwork but somehow find it relatable.