My Redemption Song

Abstract

A legendary Reggaeton singer, Bob Marley, wrote this lyrics "Redemption Song" about mental slavery. It is important to stay connected with my cultural roots and health. I painted this image of a human being with the sign "EXPRESSION" to emphasize that we may face our life struggles and feel stuck sometimes. We need to unleash our inner power to transform and overcome the life struggles. The Phoenix bird is the symbolic meaning of Renewal, Rebirth and Destruction. The bird is connected with the Sun as it dies and reborn across cultures and throughout time.

Creator

Mia Sanchez

Title

My Redemption Song

Date

2019

Medium

Painting

Description

A blue human being is facing toward the galaxy space. The human hand represents "EXPRESSION" in sign language with the Phoenix bird coming out of the human body. Behind the human body, there are skull faces clinging onto the shoulders.

Citation

Mia Sanchez, “My Redemption Song,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed September 24, 2021, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/406.