"These are pieces I have done for an AS-level project at school but they do hold connections to my past as well because I was a victim of bullying when I was younger. I am an autistic artist and when I was in primary school I was bullied quite a lot because I was different and I was not very good at making friends. I was called names like 'stupid, idiot, weirdo, crazy freak' I used to suffer from depression occasionally but as I grew older I learned how to not take things seriously at that I should love who I am because no one else is like me and that the people who called me names are just trying to see if I would react. I do still have social problems but that's why I draw because I find that drawing is my way of expressing myself and how I feel. I ignore what other people say about me now because they are the ones who are pathetic, not me."
"This piece represents how a bully can trap you in a never ending nightmare, continuously drifting down a corridor further into darkness. The barred light on the outside taunting you with it's freedom, something you will never be able to reach."
"This piece represents how a person's feelings can be as fragile as a butterfly's wings. The melting butterflies show how a bully can slowly destroy your confidence and life, eventually leaving nothing more than a dead butterfly with all of it's character torn away."
"This piece shows how the bully will always be following you, never letting you go and continuously causing you stress and hurt."
"This piece represents how the sharpness of knives can be the same as a bully's words and actions."