An Elephant In The Room

PrizeFinalists in Create (art)
CompanyLeah Yang
CreditAn Elephant In The Room-3

The "elephant in the room" is an English phrase that means something obvious but often overlooked. When I first heard the phrase it impressed me, and I was the one who lived with the elephant in the room but always ignored it. So I wrote a poem based on it and created this series. The work is full of depression and confusion in which I am constantly confronted with my elephant.

Leah Yang is an illustrator and author from Shenzhen, China, currently living in Cambridge. In 2019, she completed her BA degree at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. She graduated from the Cambridge School of Art in 2022 with a master degree in children's book illustration. She enjoys expressing delicate emotions and flowing atmospheres through relaxed and even clumsy pencil lines, besides, humour is also a feature of her work. Most of her inspiration comes from the world she personally sees and feels, with emotions turning into pencil lines that weave across the paper.