Artist bio

My name is Briana Webster, I am 20 years old. I was born in La Ceiba, Honduras. I can surely say that God has been so good to me , I am thankful unto him for everything. Some people may ask why God is like everything I talk about, but I am sure if it was not because of him I would have not made it this far without a mother and father. Both were deceased my mom when I was 12 and my dad when I was 18 years old which led me into depression. Leaving me with my younger sibling I had to find the way to work and study at the same time to take care of her. Began to work since I was 16 years old. My older brother moved on with his life and began to work as well. In 2017 it was a major pull down for the family financial problems and my little sister almost died from a sickness but she was healed, prayer prevailed once again. Thank God for my achievements I am a finance and accountant graduate, I like to write poems, spoken word poetry as an encouragemnt to others using my testimony that no matter how dark life may seem there will always be a way out. I like to sing and be there for others because it is truly nerve wrecking to go through a mental break down with no one to turn to. My dream is to become a specialized Dr. but due to my economical situation I have not began to study but I know doors will be opened. But once again God is faithful and I am persuaded that I could not make it this far if it was not for him.

Title

A Battle of Silence

Medium/Genre

Spoken Word

Artist Statement

The main aim is to get the message across to the audience that they may feel the emotions and identify themselves knowing that they are not alone. Our battle is not against physical things that we actually see in our encounter. With the desire to show that our hardest and greatest battles are not something we fight physically, but rather those feelings, emotions and scars we battle with that could not be seen by the human eye.Those emotions that are only felt but yet cause such a great impact on our life. This is my testimony and it talks about the spiritual battle we face dealing with emotions that at times not even we ourselves understand. The battle becomes more complex at the moment when we we begin to war with emotions, feelings, scars and things that we cannot touch. That hunger for happiness when the clouds of darkness overshadow us and we are not able to control our minds or how we feel. Then inmediately we become numb not having the ability to fight and ashamed to speak about it. Then God steps in and remind us that the only way that we will actually be able to conquer this spiritual battle is by preparing our armor with the equipment that he provides. I covered myself as a representation of the shame we go through not wanting to speak of our battles because we are blinded with a lie. When I took off the covering it symbolized that God finally took my shamed and gave me his armor to regain my power.

How it fits into contest

With the desire to show that our hardest and greatest battles are not something we fight physically, but rather those feelings, emotions and scars we battle with that could not be seen by the human eye.Those emotions that are only felt but yet cause such a great impact on our life. This is my testimony and it talks about the spiritual battle we face dealing with emotions that at times not even we ourselves understand. Those long days but short night where we see darkness all around knowing that our spiritual battle is not against flesh and blood but the rulers of darkness of this world, principalities those things that are unseen but blurs our vision by blinding us, until we loose our sight on God. We become so concentrated trying to figure out how to feel different, how to be ourselves again and regain happiness that we stop praying, stop reading the word of God, forget that our faith is stronger than any mountain. Removing our whole armor until we realize that we could never defeat these clouds of darkness surrounding us or win this battle until we put on the Whole Armor of God. Because this is not a story it a spiritual battle.

Credits

Yulecsi Webster she helped me record the video.

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