Age: 23

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Generation: 2nd

Biography: Moet Kurakata was born and raised in San Francisco, where she attended high school at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and studied visual arts. She is a recent UCLA graduate, and although she did not pursue the arts in college, she has found pockets of time to squeeze in drawing and painting. She also likes going on hikes, walking along the beach, yoga, exploring new places, and having fun with friends! 

Name of Piece: Recovery

This piece depicts the two spectrums of recovery in mental health. The brain on the left is made up of flowers, and the brain on the right is made up of fists. This represents that recovery is neither glorious nor always a struggle, and that it consists of everything in-between that is never really expressed enough.