St. Paul, MN
Mixed Media | 16 X 20 inches
Dealing with PTSD and Bipolar disorder, art allowed me an escape; more importantly a way to tell my story. Art allows us to tell our stories with freedom from rules. It’s ideal in allowing members of the community, who’s stories too often go unseen, to have a voice and be heard. Shedding light on struggle so that we may find an answer. Now, with schools downsizing art programs and in some cases moving them strictly to after school activities one must pay for, it is more important than ever to allow the youth of our community unhindered access to art programs and resources. The ultimate goal of using art to tell my story is just that; with the money I will hopefully gain I will once again be able to continue my efforts of starting a youth art nonprofit right here in Eastside where all are welcomed to come share their story.