Bernice Ho, BFA Illustration, For A Friend

“For a Friend” explores how the notion of self care is a highly individualized pursuit. These pieces highlight how there is no hard and fast way to perform acts of self care. Rather, my characters engage in a variety of thematic activities while providing suggestions on how audiences may tailor their own self care agenda to their own needs. The themes are as follows: For a Friend With Anxiety, For a Friend Who Needs Creative Energy, For a Friend Who Needs Rest, and For a Friend Who Needs Affirmation. I chose to pursue this project because I wanted to address mental health and self care in a thoughtful, positive manner.

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