rebirth body painting by Danny SetiawanThis piece is part of my “stories” series, where I do original paintings based on the models’ stories.

For this particular piece, the model is struggling to change the direction of her life. To start again. A rebirth.

In her own words:

…over the past couple months its been an inner struggle for me. Over what I want my career to be, where I want my life to be in 5 years, and why I don’t know these things yet. Some of it has been confusion about where my life should be now and whether I’ve made the right choices for myself. Other parts of me are angry at myself for having the last few years become a blur of drugs alcohol and non stop partying.

Model: Rachel L