Grade 12 at Lindsay Thurber High School | Red Deer, Alberta
The idea for this came to me very quickly after my last piece, with the inside joke of my boyfriend calling me an apple and the overwhelming stress I was under, it worked very well into the idea of being drained. I used an old doll to create the base of my piece, which I modified to make match my own body type. Shortening the legs and at one point even having to cut the doll in half to reach the bent over look showing that overwhelming feeling. Each accessory and small detail on the attire was created to link back to myself and how personal this piece is. I used dull colours in the surroundings (created from wire, cardboard, clay and more found objects) to show exactly how drained he is. Even his surroundings lose colour because he has no time to fulfill himself and do the things that make the world feel colourful. Each jar holds the “apple juice” that has been drained from him. Labelled with the most prominently overwhelming responsibilities within his life. Letting all these feelings pour into this piece proved therapeutic and very beneficial to the meaning of this piece and its portrayal.