Portrait #2: Coverup
11″ x 6″
“I recently finished a final for the AS digital art programme, which this picture belongs to. Art has always been a crucial part of my life ever since I learned to drawing. However, in the spirit of never-ending knowledge, I picked up photography and Photoshop after years of painting, and it turned out to be rewarding.
This portrait represents, I believe, how we disguise ourselves on a daily basis. We get hurt, we tear, and then we dust ourselves up and put our smiles back on.
The reason I chose band aid to deliver this concept is because of its unique nature. It covers up wounds but it never helps you heal; as for the makeup, it represents the façade we use to perfect our appearances in order to face life. Art can be more expressive than any language, with some symbolism and a little creative manipulation.”