October 7: Breathe

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Breathe 171 E State St

Elaine Derby will be exhibiting her newest work, titled “Threshold”, a series of fine art black and white portraits of kids, ages 9-15.  These portraits are created at a time where they’re leaving the innocence of childhood behind, and are beginning to step through the doorway of adolescence, independence, and a new identity.  During this transitional stage of life, there’s a lot of peer pressure, physical and emotional development, and often, self-criticism. This can be a difficult time, and through Elaine’s work, kids are able to “see” themselves in a new light, and get a new perspective as to how incredible they really are.
Take a look at more of Elaine’s work on her website at elainederby.com!