The background color is the raw form of a personality. It is the flesh that has been burned in the past. The geometrical elements represent a sect, denomination, politic, organization, or institution. They are imposed on the self. They mask the parts that aren’t adequate. The most vibrant, interesting, and beautiful textures of a personality are left exposed. They survive between the structures that could be a school, a philosophy, a group mentality. These land on the self throughout a lifespan and the colonial invasion keeps recurring. The self continues to grow like a root piercing through the concrete. The original personality is relentless, it will adapt to the obstacle, entity, and challenge that it is facing. Surviving trauma is the concept of this artwork.