For the Damaged

December 2018

Collage, acrylics, oil pastels
16” x 20” | framed

This piece was inspired by a song from Blonde Redhead and the lyrics "Guess we're equally damaged." The illustrated lemon serves as a metaphor for what it is to feel discarded, like a freak, or simply an outsider. Layers of acrylic paint, pastel marks, and asemic handwriting juxtapose dainty vintage paper cuttings originally intended to represent some form of beauty or perfection.



Photos by Louis Nguyen.