A World Apart

A World Apart

oil on canvas, 18″ x 36″  ||  sold

This painting deals with the period of my life when I began to discover that in order to survive, I had to suppress all of my thoughts and feelings, burying them deep within myself. I employed this survival skill as a way of responding to the pain of separation that I felt – the separation between myself and my peers, the separation between who I was and who I thought my family wanted me to be.

from the Personal Narrative series