PREORDER NOWNew stock will be available in July/Aug 2021I'll always be here for you is a work that stemmed from my struggle with self-harm. In making this work, it gave me an outlet to express myself in a way I did not have a language for, while the presentation of the work in the form of an artist book aided in conveying the emotions and feelings of a person in distress through images and textiles. It highlights the vicious cycle of self-harm (a cycle that is hard to break out of) as well as the psychological aspects of it that cause people to hurt themselves voluntarily. I'll always be here for you allow viewers to put themselves in the mental state of those whom go through self-harm.
I'll always be here for you / Crystal Sim
- Crystal Sim (b. 1995, Singapore) uses several mediums such as photography, video and textiles to portray mental struggles and distress in ways that words cannot. Her practice is inspired by personal experience with mental health paired with research to gain a deeper understanding of the human psyche. By sharing her own experience, Crystal aims to advocate and raise awareness of mental health. Crystal graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media. She has participated in exhibitions at DECK, PRACTICE PRACTICE and Target Gallery in Virginia, USA. She is a recipient of the Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography in 2020.