24″ x 19″ x 19″
“I am currently in my final year of high school. Throughout my life, I have grown tremendously in my art through observation, experience, and memory; all of which endlessly cultivate inspiration and creativity. This passion has always played an important role in translating the incomprehensible through expression in art.
Recently, I have discovered that my inner creative voice strives for artistic expression through the subject of human nature; such as suppressed emotions, buried memories, and profound human relationships. So, in my eleventh grade art class, I was given the task of creating a passion sculpture out of a chosen emotion. In the end, I decided upon the emotion of ‘overwhelm’.
Under the umbrella of the term, I gathered other words and feelings that my mind associated with the emotion. Consumed. voiceless. trapped. desperate. I realized that I must sincerely embody this sensation in order to find a deeper understanding of the piece. Feeling truly overwhelmed, I found that the repetition of hands are a powerful force when created in great masses, and can profoundly appear visually overwhelming.
These hands represent certain external forces: people, surroundings, sounds; that bombard the mind and pull at the mind’s delicate core. A sensation of metaphysical drowning, and emotional distress. I created this piece to express one’s inevitable feeling of being overwhelmed; an inescapable sensation with which humankind is innately plagued.”