Project Portrait: Day 112
Next up we have Glykeria, a chemistry student from Greece but studying at UCL. Glykeria was another subject supplied by Social Concierge. As I got chatting I learned that she’s studying how to invent medicine, from scratch – I had no idea that was a thing you could choose as a career. But for Glykeria, it’s something she said she had her heart set on when she graduated. I was so inspired by that I decided I wanted to depict her looking up at this beam of light, with that light representing not only the future but also her work in helping people directly through her work. There’s almost something saintly about it. Like those dioramas you’d see in massive churches. There was this lovely sense of hope and optimism about her.