Alina Mickelson


Class of: 2025

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Ballpoint pen on paper

Faculty: Baris Gokturk

Prompt: This assignment was a self portrait about ego and alter ego.

This piece was meant to convey the way negative emotions and feelings can befoul a person in the same way barnacles are seen as parasitic creatures that befoul ships. Although you want to break free from these negative feelings as they start to infect your life and hurt the people around you, the negativity makes itself comfortable.