The inspiration for this painting came to me as I thought about how to survive the really painful times of life. And that is to focus on what you are passionate about and how you can make a difference in the world. During the difficult times in life, a righteous distraction can help us feel good about ourselves because we are doing something that helps people who are hurting just as much as we are. And that helps us to make sense of life again.
In the painting the road is rocky symbolizing a difficult journey. The trees symbolize the dark forest she is transitioning from.There is a light coming from her heart that symbolizes her passion and the flames symbolize the energy and motivation that the passion produces. The upward curving path is the unknown journey ahead of her and the flaming heart on top of the hill is her heart calling to her to always love herself.