The Objective Self
I often feel like I am searching in vain for an objective image of myself. Though I crave the stability of a “true” self, I think the self is an unstable thing that constantly changes with circumstance. I wanted to explore this idea through the motif of mirrors. Each mirror holds a version of myself: there is the confident me, the insecure and anxious me, the perfectionist me. All these descriptions of me are equally true. The contrast between the black and white charcoal in the exterior and the saturated colors in the mirrors represents the idea of an “objective” self distinct from all the other facets of myself. At first, there seems to be a sharp divide between the two parts, but colors interact with the black and white charcoal, just like how my identity is constantly shaped and reshaped by external and internal changes.