I made this series of self-portraits based on my own experience. Even though I am almost 30, I still can't fall asleep without the lights on. This may sound strange, but I believe everyone relies on something when they feel unsafe. Currently, we are experiencing Covid, and most of us wear masks to keep safe. In this series, I use a pacifier, which makes babies feel secure, as part of my styling. I also use materials in my home that in some way make me feel safe, like a lampshade, the cotton stuffing inside of dolls, and various items of familiar clothing.
As I grew up, I learned to take care of myself. And I miss the time under my Mom's protection.