The Strength Within
The Strength Within, 22″x 22″ Ink on archival paper
When asked to be a part of the show ‘Eternal Return’ and told that the theme was ‘Ouroboros’ I was immediately flooded with inspiration. What does Ouroboros, eternal return or more importantly ‘rebirth’ mean to me? I was swept up with the idea of ‘the strength within’. The power of rebirth is in us entirely, we need nothing else, no one else but ourselves to recreate, heal and strengthen. When coming up with the idea of how to portray this in a drawing, I teamed up with a beautiful, strong yogi and ended up with this pose. Something as simple as a circle, the eternal return, the body and the shadow. It just seemed right.
Eternal Return is a two day multi-media themed art show and wellness event starting at 4.30pm on Friday the 28th October in effort to raise awareness for Hospice Austin. Show is located at The Monstrosity Gallery, 2514 Wilson St, Austin.