Pride to me is the after-effect of the journey of self-discovery. Overcoming obstacles, bullying and rejection, on the journey of self-discovery, to find and proudly express yourself, no matter how you identify.
I have drawn myself as a bust sculpture, historically intended to record the appearance of an individual, often as a symbol of status and pride. The portrait is built up of different layers overlaid by the different colours of the rainbow, the most iconic symbol of pride and the LGBTQ+ community. Each coloured layer represents a different step in the journey of self-discovery, with the offset nature representing the struggle to find pride in oneself through this journey. Finally, all of the overlaid colours build together to create the most solid and in-focus portrait, symbolising the strength and pride that comes from the journey of self-discovery, and how the past steps have contributed to this.