Has everything you’ve ever wanted always seemed to be too much? Have you longed to be somebody else? Longed for an escape?
I think you’ll find where you belong soon.
The subjects of my work are extensions of the girl I have always fantasized about being in my youth, and the exhausting journey to becoming her. On this journey I’ve realized even that girl longs to be somebody else sometimes. I’ve realized even she is occasionally detached, melancholic, materialistic, and she knows she’s flawed.
But ultimately, in both mind and body, she is beautiful for who she is. She’s learning that she can be whoever, and have whatever she wants, as long as she believes in herself and lives with integrity.
Hopeful, benevolent, and considerate; she just wants the best for those around her.
I hope that you can find yourself in her journey, and whether it is the good or the bad, know you’re not alone.
Sasha Alexandria Oratz is an independent artist based in New York City.