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This is a drawing I created using pencil, colored pencil, gold fabric paint, and a gum wrapper.
One night I couldn't sleep, so I decided to play around in my sketchbook. When I'm drawing, sometimes I can't imagine what the final product is gonna look like. But I can always imagine the next line I want to draw.
In retrospect, this process of "flow" was extremely important to me on this night. As a person who tends to dwell on both the future and the past, creating art in this way is the one activity that bounds me to the present, adhering me directly to the moment. I created this in the thick of the 2020 pandemic, when I felt profoundly isolated-- for reasons beyond the quarantine. I had so much on my mind, and this process was an act of grounding the subconscious. I had no idea where life was taking me, and the abstract elements encompass those surreal feelings and that sense of confusion. The geometric elements represent my efforts to make "sense" of circumstances that made no sense to me at the time.