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Rossiter, Cailyn
Russell, Jacinda
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Everyone wants to feel as though they belong. We crave it, just as we do with food, water and shelter. This is a sense that we develop early in childhood and continue to seek for the remainder of our lives. It can dramatically affect how we feel about ourselves and how we present ourselves to the rest of the world. I have been actively trying to find where I fit in, and through that searching I have realized that belonging is not a permanent thing that one achieves and is able to hold onto indefinitely. It ebbs and flows, sometimes being tangible, and other times not being present at all. Temporary dives deeper into these experiences and the emotions that come along with them. The series of eight images alternate between showcasing the euphoria that surrounds feeling as though you are where you are meant to be, and the despair and isolation felt in sensing that you do not fit in. In this series, I employ butterflies to symbolize the fleeting feeling of belonging. I also use bright blue colors to symbolize the vibrancy of life that one can have at their happiest points.