Manipulated photography, 2020

Artist’s Statement
At eight years old, I thought I was done as an artist the day I walked away from my teacher’s studio and his unhealthy teaching methods. I was wrong. Over ten years later, I’m restarting. Using an iPhone camera, Photoshop, and my critical eye, I create the scenes I’m unable to draw by hand. I hope you see from “Teak” that even if you lack an art background, it’s never too late to start.

Jacy Zhang studies English at the University of Maryland. Her photography has been published in Riggwelter, The Lumiere Review, the winnow magazine, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter @JacyLZhang.