Grayson Kirkham

Thoughts VS Reality
25’’s x 25’’ x 14’’
Charcoal and digital

The world this year has been very bleak. Between Covid and restrictions, the presidential elections, civil rights movements, rioting, and the wildfires, 2020 has not been a bright ideal year. I feel this is reflected in many of us, especially as we spend more time isolated and inside. We’ve largely lost a crucial part of our life, interaction with each other. My piece represents a combination of where we are today and what we hope the future will look like. What we experience today is represented by a somber charcoal self portrait: black and white, emotionless, and empty. Behind the portrait is our hope for the future: bright, full of fun emotions, tons of new unique people, and huge groups interacting again.