Respite Series

Respite is a way of showcasing the dichotomy Babiak feels between her performative self and private self. It’s also included in the broad array of works that she considers a self-portrait using someone or something as a stand-in for her true self. She often uses this method as a way to communicate aspects of herself that she believes to be universal human truths, whether spoken or unspoken. Using another individual as a stand-in for herself signals the idea that, while she is creating what feels like a self-portrait to her, she remains aware of the fact that her feelings are often not unique.