Oil & string on canvas, 2011
This was a work that helped me explore my spiritual curiosity through symbolism. Following the idea that 'your body is your temple,' this particular piece shows a doorway and in it is a lotus flower, representing the Higher Self or Soul. Holding the doorway are tree roots symbolizing society and external influences that prevent us from attaining true salvation through enlightenment. The haphazard play of colors in the background stands for the chaos of everyday life which keeps us more entangled in our lives.