Reflection #03

reflection as self- portrait

Artist
Tan Sze Lim
Age 21
Medical condition Epilepsy

Mentor Ho Wai Kit (profile here)

Medium Acrylic paint on mirror

"Some things aren't a coincidence, some aren't meant to be. (But) when pieced like a puzzle, somehow they are interconnected, strong like a rusty chain, complicated like yarn. Curiosity kills the cat, (yet I dig) digging deeper for more answers. Struggle came unconsciously, as you/I fight to untangle, jumping into fantasy in vain. Escape through solving - the only way out.”
The process of creating these words is a subtractive technique, where marks are made by carving into an added layer, allowing viewers to see a reflection of themselves inside of her thoughts and obscuring everything else.