Emma Hoey ’20
Studio Arts Major
The purpose of this project is to understand how mental illnesses such as depression, post traumatic stress syndrome, and schizophrenia affect a sense of self, in regards to artistic depiction. The goal is to challenge others to turn inwards and question how they truly see themselves in light of their personal ailments or successes.
My portraits include elements of fine arts such as drawing, painting, and photography. They also include elements of mixed media. We always look to understand. My hope is that by looking and investigating these depictions of “self,” my audience and I can understand the way in which we see ourselves.