In a world full of questions and not many answers, we take it upon ourselves to search deeper within and seek answers of our own. So, when asked, what being human could mean, naturally one may find themselves lost in the existentialism of the very question itself. So me, Perhaps all of us will answer in the only way I we know how, through art, my our unique yet beautifully intriguing art…
– ‘The words of narcissism’ (Extract taken from personal sketchbook)-
The inspiration for the following work stems from an archive film titled, The Mirror (1951), which broadly touches upon the theme of narcissism through abstract story telling. This theme resulted in a direction of searching into human characteristics and conditions that essentially distinguishes us from one another, evidently resulting in intensive research into ‘The Human Condition’ by Hannah Arendt and various other materials. Gradually, the effects of narcissism itself became my focus and I began to explore the way the narcissism of a close family member had impacted the way I am today. I strongly believe that everyone demonstrates acts of narcissistic traits throughout their life yet, some leave dents, a permanent exploitation of their self-love. Through my work I have photographically captured how this damage can anchor within a person and linger in their everyday life through creating an unidentifiable entity.
Experience:Being HUMAN 2020/21
Archive:Moving Image Archive (National Library of Scotland)