Butterfly Collage

A reflective work on my personal struggles living in a foreign country on my own as an international student.

From an adventurous but lonely 17-year-old in the last year of high school in boarding academy, coping with the separation of parents, losing and regaining faith in God and humanity, to a flourishing young woman in college determined to graduate with the highest honors, two majors, and a minor. As the third piece of this series implies, change comes from within, and there's always room to grow.

2010 | Magazine paper, ink, acrylic paint