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One Hundred Pages of Solitude - A Book About Love

Alexdrina Chong, Artist

14-Feb-23 14:00

One Hundred Pages of Solitude - A Book About Love

Alexdrina Chong is a creative director, designer, illustrator, educator and artist. She produces art under the name Alexoid Luce, and has been open about her mental health challenges, having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her mid-20s. When the pandemic hit, she had to spend a lot of the lockdown period alone, and in 2021, she cranked open an empty journal, and started to draw. In Alexdrina's own words, what started off as casual visual journaling swiftly took the form of a dark and satirical characterisation of her experience as an Asian woman, with a fragile and defensive inner child lurking within. One Hundred Pages of Solitude: Book 1 is a book about love, and is a compilation of 100 images from all three journals dated between May 2021 to April 2022. A pre-order campaign was launched on the 13th February, in conjunction with Self-Love Day. Alexdrina joins us to share more about her work, and the catharsis her art provided her, to cope with difficult times.

Check out the preview of the book here.

Image Credit: Alexdrina Chong

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  wellnessvisual arts

Tags:  Alexoid Luce100 Pages of SolitudeSelf-Love Dayvisual journalingAlexdrina Chongmental healthbipolar disorder

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