When I was 17 I made this piece to show my hopes and fears for the next 10 years. Being a senior in high school I hoped that I'd eventually end up in a successful career. My hope of growing up to be more sophisticated, intelligent and worldly is represented by the newspaper cocoon. My fear is represented by the possum, an animal that is alone and separated from the rest of society. When I was younger my dad always told me I slept too much and I didn't want to end up like a possum for that reason.
Fun fact: I actually scanned my hair with a copy machine for this image. You can even see the red streak I had in my hair at the time.