Mo Peng (b. 1995, lives and works in New York, United States)
Portraits of Us, 2019
Sheet: 18 x 12 inches
Printed and published by the artist
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Portraits of Us belongs to a series which tries to evoke awareness of school bullying. Bandages and blood represent hurt, heads in the background are bullies, while the two welcoming girls are indifferent witnesses. However, there is still hope: the paper plane. We can be the bullies, we can be the witnesses, and we can also be the victims. I want this piece to deliver a simple but important message to people─Don't stand by, it is time to stop it.