As we get older, we often get lost trying to be what we're not to get approval and love from the outside world. We hide what makes us different because we're afraid that our struggles and imperfections will push people away. But the real journey for all of us is to reconnect with ourselves. It's about owning all the parts that make us who we are. We have to look at the struggles, emotions, and heartaches that brought us here in the first place and feel compassion towards all of it.
The first twelve art prints from this collection help us to embrace individualism. They remind us of the beauty of our flaws. I used to believe that my imperfections would turn people away from what I create as an artist. Instead, It opened me up to understand and appreciate what lives in my heart and the beautiful and original people I've gotten to know and love through the art world.
Having palm trees in your home can change the whole perspective and energy of a room. Like portraits of people and celebrities, palm trees have their own individuality and uniqueness -- that "thing" that makes them who they are. I want these palms to mirror who we are deep inside, away from the judgments and insecurities.
Palms aren't trying to compete with one another, they shine bright by simply being themselves. This collection captures the true essence of who we are. Like us, some palms are tall and magnificent, others are stout and spunky. We never look down upon a palm tree and ask why it can't be taller, shorter, or have fewer or more branches because they're perfect as they are, just like we are perfect exactly as we are!