Visual Art

We can get better together

This art piece represents what I would say to a friend in need. Shared experiences and friends help people open up and speak their mind.

It’s not too late

I worked so hard to find simple symbols that represented mental health, and through this, I found many ways to say “things will get better” and “its okay to be flawed” in the language of art. there are many ways to seek help, and art is yet another way to do so.

Light

A small bit of hope can not only bring life back into our lives, but can liberate us from our doubt, guilt, and despair.

Reach for the stars

This is a digital art piece of a young child reaching for the stars, where sunlight and stardust collide with each other, as well as a hand reaching out. By asking different people to take a look at this picture, I’ve learned that everyone sees and feels something different.

Your problems may feel as big as the ocean, but I will be your shore.

I wanted to show the art of stillness and the raw emotion that a photo can capture. I wanted my picture to give off the effect of a person feeling safe, loved, and comfortable telling other people their pain or just a random fact that they came up with. I wanted to show that no one is a burden, a pain, or a bother.

Eye Care About You

My entry for ‘You Are Never a Bother’ is a piece that is very personal to me. I was able to positively change someone’s life, and I asked that person how it made them feel. Receiving words of encouragement like “you are not a bother” really helped uplift them.

Razzles

Moving to a new school in a different district was pretty hard at the start. I had gone to school with people I’ve known since kindergarten and all of a sudden I felt like I didn’t belong to any where. But one day I worked up enough courage to ask if I could eat lunch with girl in my orchestra class and it was the best decision. So, this is for my best friend who has lit up my world during these past difficult years.

Whenever and Wherever

No matter what my friend is going through, I am here for them whenever and wherever, and they are never a bother.

Baby Blue

I wish my parents understood the complexity of emotions and mental health in their children. It’s easy for parents to get caught up in the chaos of raising a family, but it’s essential to pause and acknowledge that children have very real emotions that shouldn’t be overlooked just because they’re young.