"There are some things you can only learn in a storm." Unknown Being Set Free is a series based upon my personal exploration of self-imposed barriers to becoming who or what I'd like to be. The process of making these works opened my eyes to previously overlooked cues I somehow chose to ignore. This journey of self-discovery taught me that the tragic turns in our lives, when looked at properly, provide valuable lessons and personal strength. The Being Set Free series recently received acclaim as a finalist in the renowned Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and will be represented in the Foto Biennale exhibition in Barcelona in October of 2017.