"unRefined" by Xiadani Espinoza Hernandez '23

Xiadani Espinoza Hernandez
Business, class of 2023

Creating art in any form is my way of speaking what I can’t easily express with words and is a vital part of my everyday life and who I am. This mixed media art piece showcases beauty in darkness. This art piece is significant to me because often there are times where I feel trapped in darkness. This piece represents all those unwanted negative emotions that many feel to be overwhelming and suffocating whether it be uncertainty of the future, loneliness, insecurity, sadness, etc. Although being in darkness is painful, trying to escape that darkness is equally as painful if not more painful but there is hope. Hope is not something we should give up because, “Where there is darkness, there is light.”