This piece comments on the role of adults in our society, exploring how the title of "adult" brings with it connotations that may or may not be accurate to an individual. Being a "grown up" insinuates maturity, responsibility, and confidence in oneself, and this work explores and comments on the idea that these preconceptions are often unfair or disappointingly far from reality. The "adult" in this painting is sickly and vacant, yet sits on a sort of throne. This suggests a hierarchical position which enables the subject to be both condescending and incapable, despite his obvious inability to take care of himself or others and function conventionally.
Celeste Cares , 16 yrs
Etobicoke School of the Arts