Madisyn Epps-Johnson

Lake at Sunrise
Digital photography
dimensions variable

About the Artist

As an artist, I’ve always been curious about identity and have explored what it means to exists in the world. I began by spending time with my friends and documenting their everyday life whenever I was able to. Eventually, I became more curious about my own being rather than that of my friends and thus have started a self portrait series.


Artist Statement

In March 2020 I, like the rest of the world, faced the beginnings of a global pandemic. Streets were clear, traffic was nonexistent, toilet paper was sold out, and we were disinfecting everything. By April of 2020 our country decided to officially close all non-essential business operations and we were all met with stay at home orders. In these months I experienced what I would consider the biggest change to my mental health that I went through in a while. Routines that I was doing almost every day came to a halt and thus my desire to create anything. During that time however, I began to witness a shift in what I felt was important to document and so began my ongoing project, Identity Crisis.