April Sadness

Mikayla Portee
Grand Rapids, MI United States

One of a four piece body of work, in which I explore my various states of emotion throughout the months of 2020 with charcoal on layered Mylar. Amidst a global pandemic, a battle against racism, forest fires, killer bugs, confirmed UFO sightings, and a presidential election, I found myself unemployed at twenty-one during three months of quarantine. My emotional state soon matched the fluid state of the world. In this work I conceptually address feelings of helplessness with the portrayal of the fawn.

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