“FROM CHAOS ; GROWTH” is a body of work that is based on self awareness and growth that came from dark, chaotic and destructive patterns and experiences in my life. This has led me to finding peace and balance between the two.
Growing up in a hostile environment with gang violence and poverty led me to finding ways to adapt and survive these situations. This often resulted in forming destructive patterns and behavior that would not only harm me but those around me as well. As I continue to grow and look back at all I have done, I have found myself having to face my actions and past which has caused me a sense of shame, depression and anxiety.
The idea that one can grow from a dark place doesn't seem fathomable at times, not until you're allowing “light” to come into your space and your overall being. This take form in many different ways, I translate it and put it into what I create and allow it to release some of the angst I have built up over the years. It allows me to move through some of my most painful moments and continue to forge my way through life.
This is the chaos. This is the growth. This is part of me.