Concept As Art

Concept as Art

This piece was based off a phrase from the song “Oceans” by Hillsong United. The phrase “in your embrace” really spoke to me because last fall, when I was in New York, I felt so far away from all my loved ones. Almost all of my family lives on the west coast and my girlfriend, at the time, was also studying abroad in Scotland. I was literally thousands of miles away from them and I longed for an embrace.

My brother and his fiancée visited me for Thanksgiving and we took this picture on the Highline in Chelsea. It felt incredible to see family again, if only for a few days. The other picture within this piece is a picture of my then girlfriend, Sam, and I holding hands before I flew away. I truly felt at home in their embrace.

I wish I would have spent more time on this piece and would have been more creative with my approach. However, I do think the sentiment was conveyed and for that, I’m happy.