For the work I’m submitting, I used specific toys I remember from my childhood for inspiration. I’ve been reconnecting with my inner child lately, and something that my inner child has been missing is the feeling of being safe, loved, and surrounded in hope. I tried to take these feelings and incorporate them in these toy portraits to bring back that sense of childhood innocence.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Diane Hoffman is an artist currently living in Chicago. She was born August 25, 1996 and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with a BA from Bowling Green State University in 2018. After graduating college she moved to New York City, where she lived for 4 years and expanded upon her art. Her artistic journey can be followed at her freshly started blog, https://isthisdiane.substack.com/.
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