As social creatures, humans have an innate need for connection and acceptance, which is essential for our survival, development, and happiness. However, this need for social validation often leads us to conform to societal norms and expectations, even if they contradict our own beliefs.
The Cleansing series is representation of the human struggle to balance the need for social acceptance and the desire for personal freedom. Each image captures the tension between conformity and individuality, highlighting the universal dilemma of how to balance the need to belong with the desire for uniqueness.
I aim to exhibit the paradox of conforming to social norms through this body of work.The series challenges us to reflect on the ways in which we conform to societal expectations, often at the cost of our own individuality. It encourages us to question whether we are living a life that is true to ourselves or merely following the expectations of those around us.
In a world that often values conformity over individuality, The Cleansing series serves as a powerful reminder that our differences and uniqueness should be celebrated, not suppressed. It prompts us to embrace our individuality and encourages us to find ways to balance our need for social connection with our desire for personal freedom.