be here with me

This personal body of work is an exploration of the felt sense of heartache and loss. As a heart aches, the mind races, the body slows, runs and hides, it cries and struggles to breathe or sleep. Together we all have experienced these feelings individually, feelings I believe we need to be present to within ourselves and with others to heal. As you look upon the figure, I ask you,

Do you think of your own pain?
Do you focus on the figure?
Does your mind wander somewhere else?

Can you be there with her?
— Stella Nguyen, 2015