Mollia May is an aspiring artist who discovered how to use the therapeutic power of art to better understand and express herself from an early age. The sculpture “self-criticism” represents her feelings of anxiety and frustration during an overwhelming period in her life and school. The art is personally meaningful to her as she describes:
“I was working so hard on my schoolwork that I just felt like I needed to squish some clay. I kind of just got lost making it, and it turned into a representation of my anxiety I was feeling at the time.”
She found the experience so cathartic that she continued to make two more sculptures after. She named them “self-support” and “support from others”.
Art can be a very effective outlet for individuals to express their emotions when they aren’t able to put into words. To see more of Mollia’s piece click the hyperlink below to her website.