Event Title

Squad Goals

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, East Foyer

Start Date

8-4-2017 8:30 AM

End Date

8-4-2017 10:00 AM

Description

This mural painting is a representation of my family. As a “middle child,” I often felt that I got the short end of the stick. I learned to keep to myself, and I assumed the posture of the “modest one.” As I became older, my path seemed different and distinct from my family’s. Predictably, my siblings kidded on me about being weird because I have a number of piercings and bright tattoos. They clowned on me about being a "geek," the “over-achiever,” since I generally made the honor roll. However, as the years went on, my family began to trust in me. Through their eyes and through art, I began to see that I have the chance to go wherever and do whatever I want in life. I now feel as if my family has confidence in me to make it for everyone. When I make it, they won't need to stress over anything. When I make it, we ALL make it. Art has truly been a path for me to present to my family another identity--my identity--something that I couldn't express through words.

Presentation Type

Art Work

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Squad Goals

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, East Foyer

This mural painting is a representation of my family. As a “middle child,” I often felt that I got the short end of the stick. I learned to keep to myself, and I assumed the posture of the “modest one.” As I became older, my path seemed different and distinct from my family’s. Predictably, my siblings kidded on me about being weird because I have a number of piercings and bright tattoos. They clowned on me about being a "geek," the “over-achiever,” since I generally made the honor roll. However, as the years went on, my family began to trust in me. Through their eyes and through art, I began to see that I have the chance to go wherever and do whatever I want in life. I now feel as if my family has confidence in me to make it for everyone. When I make it, they won't need to stress over anything. When I make it, we ALL make it. Art has truly been a path for me to present to my family another identity--my identity--something that I couldn't express through words.