My Salad Days
"My salad days, when I was green in judgment" -Cleopatra
(Shakespeare, from Antony and Cleopatra)
My Salad Days is a series focused on the disconnect between expectations and outcomes, through my perspective. Many drastic changes have occurred in the past two years of my life that has left me feeling disillusioned for my future. When the outcome does not match my expectation, I become disenchanted.
My past work examined people close to me and their individual struggles with unfulfilled expectations. My generation's lack of faith in the prospects of our future leaves me feeling confused and frustrated. While making this work, I realized I was using their experiences as a self-healing mechanism, instead of examining my own circumstances. Through the use of poetic, narrative imagery, I seek to overcome my feelings of disillusionment.