Dessi Terzieva is a 22-year-old law student from Detroit who “maintains her sanity through her art”. So in between her Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law classes, she whips out these beautiful, thoughtfully-constructed collages.
“In the process of cutting pictures from old books and magazines, I get to know my characters and their story, ultimately to make them my own,” she says. “By giving them a new reality, they give me a voice. Each collage is the equivalent of a diary entry—I am speaking to you and others, telling you how I feel, what I think, what I crave, and what I despise.”