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This is my second image done for the Abstract Workshop in the Solo Exhibition Group. Created in Photoshop CS5 using four of my own images.
This one is about pure raw emotion. I am taking my inspiration from music found in the inspiration list provided in the workshop. “My Body is a Cage” by Peter Gabriel. My thought process is this…As small children we are an open book and our inner light shines freely, then as the years go on we slowly start to put on armour to protect ourselves from unpleasant occurances. If there are enough of those things that happen in our lives, our armour becomes complete and we are totally drawn within and hesitate to show our true light to others in fear of being hurt. That armour stiffles us and stops us from being true to ourselves and hinders our creativity and desire to be heard and seen. Then more years pass and we become stronger and cracks start to appear in that armour, allowing some of our light to shine through. We crave for the ability to just be free and let others experience our true light. This piece is all about breaking through the cracks in the armour and letting our light shine brightly for all of the world to see. A risk, yes, others may scorn, but we are strong enough now to be scorned without being hurt. We are who we are and when we know that, it is a good thing.