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Sofia A. Chu

BFA - Creative Technologies

Remembering why I said goodbye

Moving on from unhealthy relationships has been a difficult choice for me and a very guilty one at that. I often find myself pondering these relationships with people who were once quite dear to me. Are enforcing these personal boundaries limiting my compassion? And will I one day be alone because of actions by my own hands? Remembering why I said goodbye, is a self-reflective piece exploring these and other questions that have arisen in times of saying goodbye.

As an artist, I have consistently relied on play even when my materials have changed. This practice has become an integral part of my routine along with my art-making. Using play as a process to tackle more serious subjects in my life has become one of my ways to cope and set boundaries amidst change and trauma. Throughout my senior year, I have focused on the creation of puppets and their use as proxies in times of turmoil and stress caused by personal, political, and national crises. Using my puppets I have created a space to tell stories that I would not have been able to face-to-face. Remembering why I said goodbye, is a product of many months of severe anxiety, hope for better days, and a love of making that outlasts the prior two.

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