Florence Yip (2022)
I wanted to create this piece as a reminder to myself and all medical students: to take a breath, to breathe. Oftentimes we forget to find beauty in everyday life, since we are all so involved in our bustling workdays. We forget to take a pause during the day, to inhale and exhale with intention. When was the last time you looked up into the sky? Or the last time you put your bare feet into the earth, to feel the grass between your toes? I created this piece as a reminder to myself and others that there is magic in breathing. There is importance in being able to take a pause in life. To be present. To be alive. I created this piece with pen and I find calmness in being able to draw lines and patterns with intention, which is why my art is normally quite detailed as I find it enjoyable to work on each pen stroke.