Griffith Park (I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become), 2015,
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches / 92 x 122 cm
I was sketching in the park on an unusally cloudy day in Los Angeles. Then I brought the sketch back to the studio and made a painting of it. The quote, "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become", I added to the street sign. It's Carl Jung's words - and I think they ring true, however hard it can be not to be ruled by your past.