Layla-Mae Lunn Gallery 2022


My project was initially based around the subject of identity, specifically the concept of the importance of having a distinct identity in the 21st century. Due to my personal experiences with my identity and finding it over the years, my focus on the superficial parts of my identity (i.e. My physical appearance) has often caused me to lose sight of important factors in life such as the internals of my person, such as my interests, passions and opinions.

I believed that to develop this project I needed to use reference images of people in their most confident state, in ways that highlighted their defining superficial features. I intended to convey vanity and obsession with only one aspect of the identity with the abstraction of colour from my earliest work, displaying the subjects as one dimensional, and vain.