Size: 10"W x 8"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This Piece is part of my "The Pain & The Pleasures" Series. This piece reflects the type of addiction adult youth has to "love". Not love exclusively but, the sense of being in a "relationship" or having a "status". The hardships people suffer through just to keep that "toxic" Status / Relationship they identify themselves as so dearly, genuinely upsets me.
I wish more people my age took the time to love themselves more,
"If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you going to love someone else"
Kayla Ek is an American artist, graphic designer and curator based in Connecticut - New York & Florida. Her paintings, illustrations and sculptures often depict emotive surreal portraits that symbolize her deep love for music illuminations, psychology, philosophy and saturated colors. Currently, at the age of 21 Kayla's day to day life is of a young entrepreneur - Full time graphic designer by day, artist, curator & model by night. Kayla's Latest project's involve Directing the 2016 Annual New Milford Art Walk and being honored with the title of being a "RAW" featured Artist and was featured in RAW'S "MOTIF" Showcase in Brooklyn NY. Kayla Continues to strive for success as she is currently attending Western Connecticut State University for a degree in fine arts, and has won many awards due to her excellence in the Arts - such as the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools Outstanding Arts Award, The 2014 Walter Kopsick Memorial Award, & the 2014 Energy PRZ Award .