My artwork explores the discovery of self identity. In scribbling out the face, I wanted to convey the frustration of not fully understanding who you are. These feelings culminated in Existence, which deals with the uncertainty of one’s place in the universe as well as what the future has in store. There is a certain vulnerability in this reflective process though, and it can leave you feeling very exposed. Though these existential thoughts can be paralyzing, there is something exciting in the journey to self discovery.