Acrylic on canvas
By: Lim Le Yu Megan
My work portrays feelings of social anxiety, exploring the perceptions of fear of society.
The prompt of ‘fish head or fish bones’ evoked in my imagination the visual of alternating vertical stripes. This propelled me to create a piece that harnessed the power of illusions and experimented with the distortion of images to depict a sense of paranoia.
As ‘eyes are the window to the soul’, the way one can absorb others’ words and emotions is a critical idea that informed the development of the work. Blurring the lines between reality and imagination, my work reflects on our fears, anxieties, and perceptions, to question the possibilities of “What if?”