Patrick · Age 18 · Kildare
This piece began construction in March of 2020, in the midst of the first Lockdown. The reference photo (taken by Yaman Ibrahim) really resonated with me. I adored the composition as well as the emotion and contrast of the image.
Mental health was of big concern during the first Lockdown. I feel that this piece perfectly encapsulates what the struggle with mental illness can feel like, something unfortunately I and many other young people in the country are all too familiar with. I hoped that I was able to bring to light such issues, whilst also producing an aesthetically pleasing piece of artwork within my chosen medium.