Suffocating Myself with the Idea of Misfortune
27×15 inches (1944×1080 px)
“Suffocating Myself with the Idea of Misfortune” is a personal narrative of the artist on how she deals with her small world while knowing people outside it are suffering. A work inspired from the short story called “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin, where some people in the utopia leave, refusing to live in a place where everybody is happy due to the misfortune of one, but many others stay despite knowing what is hidden under their utopia. The work aims to let others think about their own situation, knowing others are suffering while they live a comfortable life, and in some cases, you live in happiness because others are unfortunate. Are you living in a Omelas at this instance? What do you do then?