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Faces From Within

Lemuel Tirado

2018
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"
$ 1,000
This piece was completed during a difficult time in my life. It reflects my emotional state during a 6 month period from September 2017 until March 2018.
Many things happened to me during this time, I became sober and entered my life in recovery. Those are the first few images that I painted. At the same time hurricane Maria hit my home in Puerto Rico, devastating my home infecting my family. It was a period of frustration given the delays and the lack of help that was sent out there.
The next three images are a decision that I made to go to Puerto Rico with my brothers to help. We raised over $12,000 and collected donations and went to Puerto Rico and helped many families. The next few images are my return and seeing that not much has changed in terms of help to my homeland. It also reflects my frustrations in sobriety a consistent struggle, who I am.