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The Body, 2016
       
     
The Body, 2016

"The Body" is a reflection of how I have integrated my exploration in personal healing and the connection to emotional pain that manifests as physical pain in the body. By practicing various forms of healing such as yoga, Reiki, meditation, and karate, I have found the mind to feed our egos and fuel pain we haven’t properly dealt with. “The Body” is a therapeutic approach to separate the emotional body from the egotistic mind; it is a transfer of energy from physical body to the art expression on the wall. In allowing myself to be fully present with the work, the action of this installation is the metaphoric and physical release of trapped energy. My deep respect for nature and love for textiles subconsciously inspires me to create my own iconography that is playful in shape and form. "The Body" is rooted in understanding the human experience by acknowledging our traumas, taking action to eliminate suffering by remaining in meditative states, and embracing self-love and care.

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