Perceptions of romance, what a relationship is, and what that entails is a tricky subject of experience in one’s adolescence. Popular culture is quick to showcase teens in a relationship, which often results in a perceived need to be in a relationship. This piece explores such a perception in context to the convention of the ‘Make out Point’ (seen in works such as Friday Night Lights, Dirty Dancing, etc.) contrasting idealized perceptions of romance with the reality of the awkwardness that is present in teen relationships due to identities that have not yet fully developed.
Traditional Art, Illustration, Digital Art