My work is about emotional armor and how we use it to protect and identify ourselves. Everyone has moments in life that will either define who they are or determine how they show themselves to the world. This work is about how to take those events and use them for the protection of our psyche as well as use them for bolstering our confidence to go back out into the world and continue to experience life regardless of the outcome of events.
I choose moments from my own life that signify important events. Events that helped to shape and identify who I am inside and out. Fear is an emotion that can cripple or debilitate a person. In my case, I chose to use that fear as a talisman and a reminder that fear is "OK" but to use it productively instead of letting it rule my life. I used the first time had my heart broken by someone I trusted to remind me of the fact that life isn't always going to give you what you expect, you have to take what you're given and use it to get stronger and experience life with openness even though it may hurt and leave a scar.