Artist statement: “On Christmas day 2011 I was getting a family photograph taken when the rail collapsed and I fell onto the rocky surface below and fractured my spine. From that moment onward my life changed, I am now paralyzed from the chest down and have limited movement in my arms and hands.
Due to these physical changes I am also emotionally different. My accident forced me to approach life in a completely different way and I have become a whole new person.
I created this artwork as a response to the realization that I had to let go of the person I once was, I needed to mourn the loss I felt so I could move on with my new life.”