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On the outside looking in



“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 a new country, would mean that I would isolate myself, and at times, it was overwhelming. This however, set me on a path of self discovery and growth that allows me the freedom to create.

Here’s to honoring our own truth, trusting that we belong wherever we are.

'On the Outside looking in'

Oil on canvas

2018

48" x 24" x 1.75"

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