Portrait of Black woman in the mountains.
Memories, like mountains, with their winding paths and steep inclines,
must be scaled
again, and again. until you reach the to top.
This piece is about transcending past negative memories and traumas. You must confront them again and again until you have risen above them. This piece is a figurative exploration of this process. The subject is one with her memories because often our past memories are interwoven with our identity. We choose to define ourselves by our past hurts and pain. The mountains are shown as inside the subject's head to symbolize memories, which often are like mountainous terrain with many different layers and inclines. The color is returning to her as she reaches the top of the mountain to illustrate her transcendence over her past.