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Whittier Public Library
Los Angeles County
As someone who struggles with mental health disabilities, this prompt really spoke to me. I know what it’s like to have depression, anxiety, and ADHD, it can feel overwhelming, as if there’s no hope and you’re drowning from sorrow and fear, with no chance of escaping. I tried to portray these feelings in the drowning girl, who is desperately grasping for help. Above the water is another girl wearing a lime green ribbon in her hair, and lime green dress, this girl represents hope, which is unreachable to depression, but still trying. Around the two girls are green butterflies that stand for freedom, hope, and peace. While making this art piece, I felt what the butterflies represent; at peace with myself, hope for the future, and freedom from my burdens, and I hope that is displayed in my work.