Depression is a series of work depicting an emotional journey of self-reflection and discovery. In this work I hope to translate my depressive feelings into pictures, which in turn convey my emotions to the audience. This visualization of personal emotions led me to produce a body of self-portraits in various levitating situations, expressing my lack of control over my own body and mind; physically and mentally.
Depression is not merely a fleeting feeling to me; it is an overpowering sensation that I experience from time to time, in varying degrees. It is also almost always accompanied by other feelings of loss, hopelessness, fear, confusion and ultimately the wish to escape from reality. Fighting depression is really engaging in a battle against all the negativity the mind generates and this project helps me cope and express these feelings in a more positive way.