An ongoing personal project, documenting different facets of life as an expat in Amsterdam, this series of illustrations come out of the need to express emotions and states that are common and shared. Putting them in this form allowed me personally to be able to look at these experiences from the outside in a matter that expresses my own personality and perception of them. As it is ongoing, I regard this project as a personal therapy workshop that is helping me own my new life and emotions in a healthier way.
Why do you deserve to win?
As the topics depicted are quite common in one way or another for many people moving to or living in the city of Amsterdam, I believe they are quite relatable and hopefully they help others as well see this kind of situations (which have a lot of emotional weight) from a different point of view. I believe creativity can be a wonderful tool in coping with challenging life situations and there are many ways in which something can be perceived, according to our own uniqueness. Sharing our perspectives is what changes everything.