Self-portrait 2016

Embroidery thread, linen. 2016

Self-Portrait Embroidery

Originally beginning as a piece of self-prescribed art therapy, 'Self-portrait 2016' acted as a diary, encompassing everything that triggered my anxiety and things that aided it.

Taking hours upon hours to do, the process of embroidery allowed for contemplation over my mental health and additionally knocked down personal barriers in communicating such topics as suicide, pills, voicelessness etc.