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Don’t Let Him Hear You
Mixed Media
Varied Scale

In this work, the theme of security cameras is introduced again. A figure with a security camera in place of a head stands eerily, as though caught in motion, in the middle of an empty room. The rear wall of the room is crimson and covered in razorblades. These razors allude not only to my abuser’s dangerous nature, but to my struggle with self-harm as a result.

This work focuses on the dichotomy between the appearance and actuality of one’s home life. The imagery and color palette allude to unwanted presences and events in my life and illustrate the sharp contrast between the appearance and reality of my home life and every aspect of the work has an important meaning and purpose. My work represents my traumatic childhood and the process of recovery that came from recreating it.