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Kendra Story - Biography

My name is Kendra Story. I’m 18 years old and have been drawing since I was little. My preferred medium are oil paints but I felt colored pencils were more appropriate for the detail I wanted in this particular piece.

The drawing is of my friend, Jessyka, underwater in her pool surrounded by colorful little air bubbles! I wanted to draw a subject underwater because I have a strong belief in baptism and rebirth. It’s a form of healing that embraces forgiveness and second chances. This piece captures “the moment” of being under the water. I added elements of outer space and stars because I like the idea of space being so big it makes our problems and pains small and insignificant in perspective. I love saturated colors, especially contrasted against a dark background so they pop! They’re full of energy and hope.

"Sing songs that none have sung, think thoughts that ne'er in the brain have rung; walk in paths that none have trod; weep tears as none have shed for God. Give peace to all to whom none other gave, claim him your own who's everywhere disclaimed. Love all with love that none have felt and brave the battle of life with strength unchained."

-Paramahansa Yogananda (January, 1893 - March, 1952)