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Final touch
Sunshine through the trees.
Mirror of the Sky
MASKS
Fire and ice
Tourists in Barcelona can notice numerous signs of the political crisis, caused by Catalan Independence referendum in october 2017.
Serenity
A shadow cast by the Neptune Fountain in Bologna, Italy
Drum used in Lenape ceremony
Ski Fire
The Way
Drumming
Safari
Villa Reale, Tuscany, Italia
Bright Reminders
Milkyway among the trees
Little master of the horse
Socialize
hot dancing
Sunflower
Go
Awakening
Sea Lion
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Drumming

This piece is part of a larger body of work titled Coping in Paint. The work discusses ways to cope with a divorce within families. I photographed those around me who also experienced a divorce in some way. By doing this I was able to illustrate common coping mechanisms that I shared with these individuals. This photograph specifically touches upon playing instruments or listening to music in order to relieve emotions. The colors represent my mom, dad, and myself. Blue being my dad, myself in yellow, and my mom in red. The red overpowers both colors in the image to symbolize my mom's strength and power in overcoming the divorce. Growing up, both of my parents regularly put me in the middle of arguments and situations which is why I place yellow between blue and red. I represent myself in yellow to symbolize my optimism gained during this experience.

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Burlington , Massachusetts, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Jessica James .
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Total Views: 22
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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