String/thread art and photo by Rachel Rodriguez
This brilliant string art depicts the artist’s disassociated personality. The central figure, surrounded a dark tunnel-like environment symbolizes her feelings of desperation resulting from estrangement from her homeland while trapped in a failed marriage. The three spirits are meant to depict the different personalities that she seamlessly morphs into to as a result her situation.
• The red spirit symbolizes her anger and aggressive side. It also captures her hyper-extrovert persona.
• The middle spirit represents the torment to a woman with swirling unanswered questions, multiple competing responsibilities in her life; children, work, family, music, art, and relationships.
• The blue spirit is her subdued side, where she lives in quiet desperation, coping with an uncertain future.