Understanding the intricacies of emotions can be challenging, especially when many people put on a façade to conceal their true feelings. However, it's impossible to ignore the power of deep sadness and disassociation, which can serve as a reminder that we are alive. This is the essence of UNRAVEL – it represents self-reflection and the difficult choice between confronting our emotions or indulging in negligent avoidance.
I don't believe that sadness should be a constant state, but there are times when it can be all-consuming, temporarily shattering our souls. UNRAVEL is not only an homage to the words of the poet but also a deeply personal reflection of my own experiences. My intention was to create an immediate emotional response, allowing viewers to identify with the piece and recognize similar moments in their own lives. At the same time, I wanted to convey the importance of confronting these feelings rather than allowing them to consume us.
By creating a sense of identification with the viewer, UNRAVEL provides an opportunity for self-reflection and contemplation on what sadness means. It encourages us to acknowledge these emotions, but also to recognize the danger of becoming completely disembodied from ourselves. Ultimately, my hope is that UNRAVEL inspires viewers to move forward with a renewed sense of self-awareness and a deeper understanding of their own emotional journeys.