This body of work expresses a personal struggle with chronic pain. From the outside I look fine, full of light and happiness. Inside is all of my pain, trapped, wanting to appreciate what?s happening around me. Around me was beauty and a space that glows and changes. But that wasn?t always how I viewed my life. I had to reteach myself how to appreciate the things around me while being in excruciating pain. I see that there?s more beyond the circle of light at the end of the tunnel. I am able to appreciate all that my space has to offer. I am reflective, I glow, and my space is my own. Still painful- but I keep coming around and appreciating the changes that come with chronic pain- I reached the beginning of my light and happiness.