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The Power of Solitude


Rory Chitty

My body of work explores the issue of isolation. Isolation is prevalent in today’s society, particularly in the current climate dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. 

My artwork aims to illustrate each individual’s feelings towards their personal isolation. A series of unusual faces represents each character’s alter ego, when faced with isolation. These feelings are often trapped and unexpressed. I have used illustrations and photographs of objects symbolically (i.e. lock, tape, phones, stitches, paper etc.) to convey the thoughts, feelings and emotions that are hidden when experiencing mental, physical and emotional isolation.