During a time of prayer and fasting partly for my art, I felt the Lord ask me to paint a self-portrait. After completing it I waited to name it. It was only a month or two after, when the #metoo movement emerged, that I knew how I had to name it.
When we think of rape is often seen for its devastating effects, and rightly so. However, what is portrayed here is a veteran warrior. It is an overcoming, a redemption, a sober victory gained through the Spirit. It is a recognition of God-given worth and beauty. It is the fight to win the war in my mind and a resolve to fully overcome the shadows of my past.
I am the sole artist and am the photographer of the reference photo.
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