Legin is a 19 year old London resident who has experienced emotional and mental distress. He receives support from the London InterCommunity Health Centre’ Youth Outreach Worker Program where they assist with steering him in a positive direction and leading a helping hand with food, clothing, and advice. He uses art as a means to express and share his creative skills.
About his creative process:
This art piece started with a tree; this is the first time that I have completed a large abstract with a tree as the focal point. The tree means motherhood to me; the atom (molecule) represents the interconnectedness of the picture, the centre of the tree, controlling the tree, as the nucleus controls everything in the atom.
Once I had created the tree, the next focal point is the gates of heaven in the top left corner. The eye to the right of the picture is an Egyptian symbol to relate to the ancient civilization of mysteries, the eye serves to connect the individual mystery of what is beyond the gate for the viewer… Your eye, your perspective.