“Looking from the outside in, you can never understand it. Standing on the inside looking out you can never explain it.” As a foreigner in a new country, I sometimes feel like I am on the outside, looking in. I love my adopted country, but at first, had feelings of not fitting in, or just not belonging. When I arrived in the USA, I made the decision not to go back to a full time job, but instead pursue my art. What I did not realize at first was that working from home, in
It would be a lie if I told you that moving from Cape Town, South Africa to Chicago, USA was not culture shock.
This painting symbolizes not only the overwhelming experience it was, but also the excitement of exploring and experiencing my new adoptive country. 'Lost in Paradise' Oil on canvas 40" x 30" x 1.75" 2017 #newbeginnings #tropical #paradise #symbolism #newart #lornascheepers