Charcoal on Pastel Paper
November 2016
As we move through life, we simplify our surroundings, sorting them into categories that make the world easier to understand. Entering a period of depression, I felt myself shifting out of the person I once was; my new emotional state was continually dismissed by those who had decided they knew who I was and refused to broaden their concept of my character. Depth depicts the range and subtlety of emotion one can possess. The one highlighted figure represents the singular version of myself an outsider would see if they choose not to look past it to the breadth of nuanced emotions embodied by the other figures in the composition.