Artist bio

Haylei is a self-taught artist who has been creating art since she was fourteen. After Engaged Art 2018, she returned to school to begin pursuing her bachelor's in Illustrative design. She currently dabbles with a variety of mediums, from painting to photography, animation, and some digital media. Most of her work focuses on themes regarding mental illness and revelations shes received from her walk in faith. In the future, Haylei hopes to use her art as a platform to help others. Art is one thing that can connect all races, religions, and cultures, it transcends all language barriers. Alayna is a spirited three-year-old, who loves Mickey Mouse and wearing princess dresses. Her favorite hobbies are drawing, acting, singing. and dancing. She was a great sport while making this video, and she enjoys helping her mom with art projects.


Battle of the Mind



Artist Statement

This piece is different from my normal work. Two years ago I sought out Christian counseling to help me with some past issues and my ongoing depression. In that session, the way past trauma was assessed was to go back and face it, but this time ask God to speak truth to the lie that the trauma had caused. I remember being so afraid I felt like I literally could not face that memory, and the image I drew is what I saw in my mind. God was showing me he had equipped me to battle my thoughts. I had everything I needed to win the battle.

How it fits into contest

This fits into the theme of the contest because the greatest battle we face is our mind. We are constantly battling our sinful nature to become more like Christ. Satan comes disguised as a prince of light, he is ready to steal, kill, and destroy. The word of God is what prepares us to face the lies the enemy throws at us, and in knowing the word we are covered by Gods armor. The more we know, the better we are prepared to battle our thoughts and the world around us.


I am the only one who created this image.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a unique original
Purchase price: $60

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