I crave intimacy but I get confused and uncomfortable when I’m shown even the slightest bit of attention or affection.



Graphite and digital manipulation//

Explores the distortion anxiety can subject an individual to, questioning whether worry, stress and irrational fear is self-inflicted. Furthermore it reveals the chaos that lies beneath the mask an individual will do in an attempt to escape vulnerability and exposure. Each portrait, both individually and as a series, is a visual representation of the chaos and emotional stress overwhelming the anxious mind. Anxiety is a natural emotion that can, when in small dosages, motivate its victim, however in the ever increasing pace of our modern world and the digital age we live in, the expectations society holds for our youth and the anxiety and stress this consequently breeds is ultimately bringing our youth to their knees.