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I'm not who I was

Mimi, Ni Studios

April 2023

Acrylic on canvas

In this painting, both figures are myself; the right the older version and the one on the left the newer.

A theme that's popped up multiple times in my body of work is that I’m no longer who I was; but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

It's okay that I am comforting the past version of myself. I've not forgotten how much violence it took to be this peaceful.

It’s important for me to recognise that maybe I wasn’t a bad person – maybe I was just a teenager.


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