Young Talent: Domanie Hong

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Here is the sixth of our short posts on the artists in the Young Talent 2015 exhibition, which opens on August 30:

Domanie Hong (née Denniston) was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1989. She graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with a BFA in Printmaking in 2015. She currently teaches at Hillel Academy High School.

Artist’s Statement

This body of work comprises of three concepts, journaling my personal life experiences and predictions of the future. The first concept, titled The Water Series, signifies the start of my journey. During pregnancy, the womb is filled with water enabling the creation of human life.

The second concept, The Red Series, depicts the psychosomatic nature of human emotions. The bright attractive colour sends mixed signals to the neurons in the hippocampus, which plays a role in emotions.

The third concept, The Desert and Textured Series, represents the end of a journey and expresses the notion of returning to dust.

This body of work represents a visual discussion of my struggles with self-worth and self-acceptance. These concepts are the unwanted realities of my life and represent a visual conversation with its cycles.

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