My work is heavily influenced by personal experiences and my outlook on the world around me. This body of work is no different. “I understand how you feel” is an exploration of personal identity. This is my attempt to visualize some of the internal conflicts that do and have manifested in my head, both past and present. My exclusive hope for this project is that I find some sort of comfort with my thoughts, my depression, my aspirations, and my anxieties. While this project has a lot of personal influence, I hope for it to be digestible and broadly decipherable to a general public.

Not only is this work a visualization of personal strife, it is a conversation with the viewer. Through this work I ask myself, can I interpret my own complex thoughts better if I can see them? Can someone outside of myself understand these thoughts through my work?