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“My thesis project “Fluid Mind” focuses on employing various liquids as metaphors, “Fluid Mind” aptly depicts how the psychological defence mechanism safeguards highly sensitive individuals from stressors in their lives. Through my project, I aspire to awaken empathy in others by portraying the perspective of highly sensitive individuals and shedding light on negative emotions in life. Moreover, I aim to foster mutual understanding and explore the role of psychological defense mechanisms in protecting us. ”

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Peilin Lei is a Toronto-based illustrator who graduated from OCAD University. Peilin having started painting at a young age, it became a coping mechanism for her as she faced the challenges of living independently at an early age. As an international student, the journey was not easy, but Peilin's passion for art and video games kept her motivated to experiment with various art materials and techniques. Her creative exploration led her to discover her niche in editorial art illustrations, where she excels in crafting engaging visual narratives that captivate and inspire.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Major Completed, 2023

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