Yixi Ding

Untitled (self-portrait)

Class of: 2024

Medium: Paper, pencil

Faculty: Karelyn Siegler

Prompt: Choose a personal view. Use any materials. Create a mood in response to the theme. Draw your self portrait with drama.

I basically express a feeling of being tormented by nightmares. The right side is a normal portrait but the left part is more dramatic and mysterious which is filled by many abstract elements in my dreams. The spider’s web symbolizes that I am a prey to my nightmares and I cannot break free.