Art can express what we are not able to put into words. That’s why we might feel so deeply towards a piece of art; it speaks to us on a profound level. Personally, at times when I (Sophia) am questioning myself or am uncertain of something, I turn to various art forms to feel better. Why? It gives me a sense of belonging and reassurance, something that I think is especially vital during times like these.
Exploring art making as a methodology that suggests the human condition is more complex than it is currently understood, Alexandria (Ally) Zlatar examines, instigates and provokes notions of the individual experience through specifically focusing on philosophical discourse, body image, embodiment, and ethics.
She is currently working on “Anhedonia Series: Without Pleasure.”
“I think in times of isolation, it gives us an opportunity to explore ourselves on a deeper and more profound level. As someone with a mental illness, it is incredibly difficult to be with yourself in the time of isolation.”