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A Mirror of Nature

Who am I
when the wild
earth’s
extravagance
is quiet?

Sun, Dec 25, 2016 | Model info | Footnotes
Maria is 19, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is at the beginning of her adult life as an artist, which has brought her to some of the contemporary existential issues that creep up when realizing that global culture values money over artistic expression: does paying for college makes sense if she can spend more time drawing instead,  will other actions be more beneficial as inspiration than sitting in a classroom, will one of these paths lead her to a better place than another, and if so which, and if not, what then? In the meantime, she is waiting tables and drawing drawing drawing on scraps of paper in between serving drinks, living happily with her two older sisters, and letting life's ebb and flow wash her back and forth until the next move appears.