Artist Statement : When I think of the word defiance I think of having nothing to lose. Sure you could give up and just fall over or your can give it your all. This is a collection made during the first few months of quarantine during a time after I was laid off and just recovering from a prior abusive relationship. Having more experience in digital art but feeling it didn’t portray the hands on nature I wanted to express my feelings I forced myself to paint with Acrylics. Prior to this I just remember high school art teachers telling me my skills at painting were not the best. But I decided I had nothing to lose with the world on fire. So I remained defiant and I hope you do too.