|Shifting Moralities & Embracing Darkness
There is no light without dark as both need each other to exist.
My thesis is a body of work that explores humans’ relation with morality and monsters with a hint of gothic romance to express the ties we have to darkness. At what point does the line blur between monster and human? Can a human be monstrous, and can a monster show humanity? Drawing inspiration from more classical works and dark romanticism, the series wishes to let the audience into a world of metaphors, a place where there is no black or white, only greyness. The illustrations work together with my poems in pairs to provide a narrative, implementing elements of mental health and queerness in the classical aesthetic.