Age 18 • Wexford
Up in the Air
This piece personally means a lot to me. I think of it as a departure from childhood. The dandelion tufts are symbolic of youth and the fire the fear of upcoming adulthood. I’m 18 now and it’s hard not to become paranoid for my future and thoughts of crashing and burning come easy. However, I leave these feelings up in the air with a portrait of a friend who has been with me from the start of my teenage years to dedicate to its end and hopeful new beginnings.