Sorry I'm Late Sir

Maryam, Age 15

  • Painting
  • Oil
  • A1 landscape

In my piece “sorry I’m late sir”, I wanted to create an image of stress and confusion through the perception of a child and their fears of growing up. I used an office-like background to juxtapose against the panicked child in a suit, but I only used small pieces of the photo of the office so it’s cuts through the innocent imagination of a child, represented by the “baby-blue” background. The small child is clearly wearing an oversized work suit, as if dressing up in his father's clothes. I wanted to communicate my opinion that today, children are expected to take on so much worry and responsibility so early on in life and as a result are losing their childhood.