Cloud Tamer was inspired by a selfie I took when I traveled to Nairobi by myself. Walking through the Arboretum lush with beautiful trees and foliage, couples holding hands and children playing on a Sunday afternoon, the peaceful scene was at once familiar and entirely exotic. After navigating the dangers of this East African city, feeling the leering eyes of strangers on the street, and realizing just how far away from home I was, this was the day I tamed the clouds in my mind that told me I could never face my fears and travel through this world alone.
Acrylic on Panel
18″ x 24″