Straining Letters Into Noise


Lindsay O'Neill she/her

Challenging Conditional Vulnerability (2022)Through a series of prompted and unprompted free-writes, I began to identify a string of recurring themes in my personal narrative. I found myself asking questions regarding vulnerability, expression, identity, with attraction, societal constructs, and how I exist in a given space. In this exploration of self, my process involved dissecting a few of these concepts to fuel a collection of illustrations that visually abstract these ideas. By selecting specific symbols to incorporate in each drawing, I surface moments where opposing elements interact with one another.