Image of two figures mirroring each other by sitting and facing each other. Their bodies are carved out except for their dress and an area across the eyes. + Enlarge
Identity v.s Confusion 2021 Acrylic, Ink, Pine 47’’x 24’’
Tondo substrate with two faces of children merging together by their foreheads. + Enlarge
Industry v.s. Inferiority 2020 Ink and Colored Pencil on Pine 24"
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Initiative v.s. Guilt 2020 Ink and Colored Pencil on Pine 24"
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Intimacy v.s. Isolation 2021 Ink, Colored Pencil, Pine 12”x 9”
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Autonomy v.s. Doubt 2021 Ink on Pine 24’’x 24”

According to Erik Erikson’s theory of development, from ages six to eleven, a child goes through the developmental stage labeled as Industry versus Inferiority. The stage Industry versus Inferiority encompasses the period where children are introduced to the school and their social world expands considerably. During these new social interactions with peers, some children discover that their abilities are better than others while other children discover they might not be as capable. These discoveries lead to a feeling of confidence or inadequacy. This was around the time my twin sister and I began to develop our individual interests and natures. After being confined to the same classes and friends for our entire lives, once we entered this new developmental stage, our differences became more glaring and the singular identity we were originally given was no longer acceptable to us. One Saturday morning, before our parents were awake, my sister walked up to me and stated that it was time for us to sleep in separate rooms and said that I had to move out of our shared room and sleep in one of the guest rooms. The rest of the day we spent sifting through our belongings; items that were once shared now had to be clearly claimed between one of us which further propelled us into defining ourselves as individuals. Growing up she was always my best friend, but also my biggest competitor. Who is the smart one? Who is the pretty one? Who is the favorite?

Painting (BFA) Students