Pushing Away Demons

By: Celine Krempp

Washington, D.C.,

Artist Statement

Being yourself isn’t easy. Standing up for yourself isn’t easy. Being neurodivergent isn’t easy. Having a sexual orientation isn’t easy. To discover who you are and live your life is never easy, especially when others don’t see what you are undergoing, don’t understand you, or outright refuse to learn, based on their own perspectives. In ‘Pushing Away Demons’, a girl struggles to push up a barrier to protect herself from demons. The barrier holds the foundations she needs to push away the demons. The seven demons are the ghostly beings that try to bring down the girl with their words.