I began to think about tensions in relationships and I strive to love people unconditionally and especially when there are conditions in which they are difficult to love. (IE Alzheimer's and Bipolar Disorder) I wanted to make a piece that represented the hardest times when conditions would pop up that made it difficult for me to love.
The layers are, as follows:
I have a portrait of myself in this print, the yellow layer, that is hand drawn and faded because sometimes that's how I feel when struck with a difficult patch in a relationship.
The ocean is to represent turbulence and something powerful but also a strong signifier of safety and home for me.
And the layer of Zachary is to depict the entire overarching message, and also it's just a damn nice photo.
Laser cutting was great. I knitted my sweater and wore a crocheted sock hat that I'm tempted to wear to crit tomorrow for continuity. Also enjoy the photo of Emma Kane because that's the second best photo in the world.