Faculty mentor: Dr.CoCo James
Artist’s Statement: When an adult is normal and nice in the eyes of a five years old girl, but when he drinks, he is making the child unconvertable by touching the child’s private places, the only thought in the child mind about this child molester is “It is the alcohol fault.” Children question everything mysterious; including, normality as well. “Is this normal? What is normal in the first place?”. This paint is about a five years old girl who has been experiencing child sexual abuse. She has been suffering from it since she cannot remember from a heavy alcohol drinker. The paint includes the question that child asked herself years ago. Every single piece in that paint has a meaning. The young girl in this paint is empty except for the saffron, the red gold, that filled her tiny body. The point of filling the body with saffron is its origin, which is a spice that is derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. To get 28g of this spice, they need to derive about 4000 pieces of the flower of Crocus sativus. This kind of species is called red gold because of how expensive it is. The most important thing about that spice is its flavor, and how it would make the taste of the food better. With every that young girl went through, she understood how valuable she is more than the saffron spice, at least to herself, and made her stronger than ever.
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