Each painting in this series expresses a raw emotion or a lesson Taylor learned over the years and the significant growth that came with it. She broke out of her norm by exploring alternative materials and techniques to allow for new discoveries and personal growth. She chose raw canvas and burlap to represent the vulnerability She felt during this transition. The negative space in each piece allows for clarity and quietness while the gold symbolizes the self discoveries that come in these moments. Taylor intentionally let the material shine through the layers of paint to stay true to the raw texture of the fibers. When you peel back the layers, you find beauty you never knew existed. We must always be true to ourselves and shine in our own way.