Self-Destruction (scribble sketch), 2016

Overview

Self-Destruction is a project focusing on the ruination of self-portraits in a collection of different mediums. The main emotion portrayed throughout this project was frustration. This emotion can cause an outburst, a physical reaction that consequently causes self-destruction. The scribble portrait was therefore destroyed by raw emotion and ruined by aggressive scribbling all over the portrait.  

Self-Destruction

[self-di-struhk-shuh n]

n. the destruction of oneself or one's life.

Example: 'She was afraid of not being enough; not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough. So she fell through the acts of self-destruction. Passively allowing opportunities to pass by, not valuing her worth, sabortaging relaionships, avoiding social interactions, hiding her emotions and refusing help until soon she was a shell of herself. And the damage was done.'

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