“Strength – Self Portrait”
Acrylic on Canvas- September 2016

I was inspired to paint this after watching a Kpop music video. Kind of a crazy thing to say for me, but this is based off of one of the BTS preview art videos. I’d been wanting to paint something similar for a long time and had been mentally working on a concept and then when I saw the video it was like the final pieces were put into place and I was ready to paint it. I’m really happy with the result. It looks like me, but reveals more than just the average photo or video. I have had a lot of reasons to cry over the years and haven’t always been the strongest individual. But I feel that I’m in a place now where I’m able to deal with a lot of this stuff and have a lot more understanding and clarity.

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