from his 1 to a 0
chronicles of a teen love affair from its birth to its breakup. displays of affection and hatred in the digital age. inspired by Allison Wade's work titled "It's Not You" depicting breakup texts from her past partners. each diptych depicts a text i received from a boy while we were dating and one he sent me after we broke up. i want to highlight the fragility of relationships, emotions, and the word "love." i created this project partly as a coping mechanism for the hurt i experienced through this breakup, but also to showcase how utterly outrageous words can be and how quickly we can choose to no longer want to demonstrate that we care about someone. i use the word "demonstrate" in this idea because i want to re-think the definitions of "love" and "hate" in the course of my relationships. i think over the course of our lives, we spend the majority of time in relationships proving that we care about the other party, when in reality we may just like being with them. this isn't a crime. i just wish there wasn't a pressure to be in love, to have a best friend, to say the words "i love you" when we don't quite know what that means yet. the images i used for the backdrops are ones i took on my iPhone to add to the theme of digital carelessness. the title for each diptych is a cute play on words inspired by the texts; they are not texts or quotes from the sender. the titles are located beneath each diptych.