Borrowed Time was created for a gallery show featuring students from a portfolio class I took the Fall of 2010 as an end-cap to our work through the semester. The show was entitled ‘Passage’ and we were open to interpret our own meaning from there. With my personal history being so diverse I had plenty of experiences to draw from. The main focus of a lot of my artwork has been my past, and with this piece I wanted to take it a step further and use an image from my time spent in Iraq.
In the end, it was an eye opening experience. My hands created something I had never thought they could or would in a a scale that I had never imagined I would be working in. This piece made me feel proud of myself as an artist. It helped me work through a lot of things I had been wrestling with as a veteran. It created conversations as I worked on it that opened new understanding for those who hadn’t really talked with someone who had been to war.