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Our Shared Depression

Our Shared Depression = Hallie Maxwell.JPG

Artist: Hallie Maxwell, 24

Meridian, ID

Ethnicity: Japanese

My creative focus is ceramic sculpture. This sculpture is inspired by the collective depression felt by many during this pandemic. The thoughts of the figure have manifested as carvings which have begun to consume the body. Yet, the adversity the figure is facing is revealing an inner creativity. One thing that I have learned from creating this sculpture is how universal my own feelings that I expressed within it are. While it can be easy to feel like a lone figure, we are never alone. By sharing my story through art I have felt more connected than ever. I hope that I can inspire others to do the same.

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