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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. … We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Nelson Mandela's 1994 Inaugural Speech, quoting Marianne Williamson

The shapes and forms in my work are meant as visual interpretations of the soul. I capture our inner resistance to change and the process of releasing destructive patterns and beliefs that keep so many of us trapped in negative or harmful situations. These life-depleting patterns prevent us from reaching or expressing our full potential. However, by consciously making a decision to transform and shift to more coherent life-patterns, we can become awakened to the full beauty of ourselves and life.

Photographed by Aaron Paden
MFA Thesis Installation