Worth of Life
This artwork portrays my feelings on life and death. My father committed suicide when I was only 10 years old. It made me more mature, and I learned not to take anything for granted. Since then I've been using art as therapy, and it's really helped me process my emotions better. I started the artwork by sketching the ladybirds first. The ladybirds represent life, love, and hope. The ladybird is also my father. When I was a little kid, ladybirds were commonly found in the playground. However, you had to be extra careful handling them because they were very fragile. Then I drew two lotus flowers to give the painting optimism. It is still closely felt how much my father loved me. I cried many times thinking of him over the years in sorrow, but I wanted to make this painting to be a closure of me feeling the sadness.
Creative Arts and Research Symposium