Fairvale High School
Self-portrait with different states of mind encompasses natural elements manipulated in Photoshop® to explore the complex nature of the mind and reveal a series of emotions. The serene nature of the subject matter is created through the delicate composition of flowers and corals. Contrasting this with the highly symbolic allusions of each headpiece reveals the complex and often conflicted nature of the mind. By presenting images that are both comforting and confronting, I am emulating the processes of growth and decay, which are necessary factors for an individual to explore and embrace their identity.