Gently Seeping, depicts the delusional state that many people are blissfully unaware they are in. Ash Margaret displays vivid scenes characterizing the things we do to nurture ourselves, yet simultaneously destroy. Covid exposed a “save yourself” mentality that has us at war against each other. Ash chose the gas mask without its filter to portray the relentless bare minimum mindset society continues to display. The mask illustrates a positive action but is then rendered useless by other choices. The smoke represents the danger we allow to seep into our lives while feeling protected with our faulty gas mask. This series is set in an indistinct time period. Ash mixes vintage with modern aesthetic, combining for an almost post-apocalyptic feel with a cross-processed quality. These windows of augmented reality express what life obscures.
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