behind grey walls
Becoming a teenager is difficult enough. You face many challenges as you take your tentative steps towards adulthood. I felt completely overawed and in danger of losing control.
In later life, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I began to understand that this has been with me since childhood. I thought I was living a ‘normal’ life. My difficulties were never noticed by those around me.
I revisited places important to me as a thirteen-year-old; both physically and emotionally.
In this work, I explore memory, reality and perception; the visible and the invisible as it was experienced both then and now.
We cannot understand the lives of others from surface evaluation, as each person knows only their own pain.