Have you ever felt trapped by a particular situation in your life and felt determined to be free, even if you had to set your self on fire to do so? In 2013, I was mostly bed-bound with a serious hip injury. Needless to say, I felt trapped. Shortly after watching What the Bleep, I decided to create a completely new relationship with myself and my body. I hobbled around my room, setting up a back drop and tripod, and posed for the photo to create the piece that I had become obsessed with making. No matter how badly it hurt, I was determined that I would heal and find freedom. This piece became the container for that determination; my vision board for a future in which I was whole again. Like a phoenix, I would rise from the ashes of my pain. And I did.
(Finished prints do not contain watermark. Watermarks are for display purposes only.)