My first piece for the senior series. I’m focusing on the word Limbo, what it represents, it’s historical definition, what it means to me, and how it looks on a 2D plane.
This piece represents limbo as space between moments, locations, materials, etc. Using the diptych style emphasizes this idea by creating a physical “space between” while also representing a lapse in time (from walking into the water to drifting in it). And of course, the girl is lingering in the water, breaking the line between the water and air.
I was inspired by the times I’ve floated in the water and allowed myself to travel to a distracted place, forgetting time and obligation. I view this place of distraction as euphoric yet dangerous. Limbo is a glowing red trap, in a way.