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.

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Photos by Louis Nguyen.