Selfcare Risoprints (2020)

Selfcare Risoprints (2020)

I made these Risograph prints in 2020 in assocation with the texts from Gabriella Kemény for International Womans Day. Being a young poet, most of her followers are young girls and women from Hungary. She often talks about topics like mental health with her followers and she gives them a platform to share their own difficulties. This experience lead her to recognize that a lot of young women are suffering from anxiety, low self-confidence, and oftentimes struggle to fit into their community. For these reasons we decided to create pairings of texts and images, which were written to be encouraging and validating, with images that symbolize personal growth and healing. When I created the symbolisms for these prints, I used two types
of flowers to refer to growth, strength, persistence and healing. The first flower, known as rose canina, is widely recognized. When blooming,
its petals are thin and vulnerable, but its fruit, the rosehip has a strengthening effect on the immune system and its generally good for healing several illnesses. The second flower, winter jasmine, is one of the first plants to blossom at the end of winter, it is able to endure freeze and is the proclaimer of spring