by Craig Davies

Okay, so this is basically the sweetest thing you’ll see today, as we can’t thin of anything sweeter than little children painting themselves.

In her beautiful project titled, Painted Identity, illustrator Caroline Pera worked with 12 children, during her stay in an orphanage in the Kathmandu Valley, in Nepal. After she painted their faces, she asked them to draw their bodies however they wanted. Through Pera’s anthropological experiment the children had the chance to think about themselves and then create an image of themselves. With the help of psychologist Elena Orlandi, Pera translated these drawings through their symbols and compositions. 

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