Held a grip with uncertainty and fear, but also faith...
My body completely shut down a few years ago. Muscles were getting weak by the day and it became a nightmare. I didn’t feel like I had any usage of my body and my energy level was extremely low. Went to hospitals, doctors and the only thing that kept me going was faith. Faith that with patience and a strong positive attitude, everything will get better eventually. My work symbolizes the awkwardness, desperation, and the overall strength and courage I’ve endured in the process.
My intention of combining the face along with the back defines that what appears to be normal on the outside can actually be skewed from within. This is my visual replica of how it was percieved for me on an internal and external level. Tree bark symbolizes strength, growth and the natural healing process. Masking on the face illustrates how society tends to view the surface. Background is a depiction of a soundwave diagram and how your own energy - positive or negative - can affect your own life events and the life of others.
It is my belief that one person can make a difference in this world. My goal is to shed some light to anyone who is suffering and to have faith. Faith will take you a long way. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mahatma Gandhi