TA22 Amy Pham

The weight of your world explores how personal perception and self-identity is influenced by external factors, such as family, media and wider society. As a young woman, I am grounded by the words of my parents and school rules, such that I have not truly understood myself. Often fearing rejection, I prefer to stay caged in these expectations. The plethora of hands serve as a metaphor for this notion. The dark background is symbolic of the personal struggle and the play of light on a selective number of hands, mirror how these guidelines can be a forced normality.