"This is a piece that is not meant to be pretty, but rather to emphasize the rawness of human emotion.This pure emotion stemmed from the process of being engulfed in love. It represents the fragility of one's heart, and the contradictory passions of absolute care and anger that tends to cling to 'love.' The delicate paper holds the intention of innocence, heavily covered in feelings uncontrolled -- taking the viewer of the artwork on a journey from beginning to end. The protruding nails are a product of frustration and confusion, stitched in into the artist's life. The title of the piece, 'Breathe' plays on the realization found only after the love was gone -- after it hurt to get out of bed, to eat, or do any activities once enjoyed. We cannot control who we love, and sometimes, breathing is the only thing we can control."
Jessica Mohammed is an 18-year-old artist born and raised in Salt Lake City. She draws inspiration from her everyday life, constantly growing and finding excitement in being alive.