This is an abstracted portrait I made of a girl who represents my inner child. I'm obsessed with the concept of innocence, and what it means to be taken away. Rooted in surrealism, I wanted to express and dive deeper into the complicated feelings I had around the age of 12, when I could feel myself growing out of my childhood. At the time I felt that I had some kind of wisdom or knowledge that adults seemed to lack. I was terrifed of losing it. Whatever this "knowledge" is, I still seek to understand and explore in my work.