“The "Rose From concrete" represents determination and resilience. This piece is for everyone who has ever been faced with a situation that was intended to break their heart, break their spirit, or even break their mind but somehow they burst through to the other side of that which was designed to destroy them and were more vibrant, powerful and beautiful than ever.
A Rose From Concrete is for those who may bend but never break and make ever the ugliest cracks looks graceful.”
The fun fact I like to share about this piece is that it took about a year from concept to execution to complete. The original idea struck one day while driving and listening to music while also reflecting on the transitions I had experienced as well as the ones I felt emerging in my life.
I sketched several versions of my “Rose From Concrete” and none of those came to be. I am an emotional and intentional creator and my work usually tell a story of life or circumstances at the time, when I finally decided to put it on the canvas I completely strayed from the idea. The reason is, that I had not at the time developed the technique that was used to create the eventual piece. Also, I did not at the time fully resonate with the concept personally. Life had to keep happening.
By the time I had the full vision of execution I was in a space of pulling myself up from being nearly broken spiritually and mentally by the things that had occurred in that year's time. So then a full vision and description came to me as natural as the sun rising.
The Rose From Concrete is for anyone who has hit a wall, been body-slammed by life, or looked defeat dead in the face and said screw you, and with the smallest amount of courage and resilience, they could muster up kept going! We are all a small ounce of hope and determination away from all that we desire to do and be… KEEP GOING!