I Am Enough
Nathalie Le Riche
Collage / Acrylic on canvas
About the artwork
Nathalie Le Riche’s self portrait is in memory to those who have lost their lives to suicide and a reminder to those left behind that the power to heal is found within, through self worth and self love. Le Riche’s aims to help prevent suicide in Brisbane by representing the healing of inner wounds, caused by words, spoken from the beliefs of broken people. She says, “It represents the trap of believing what we are told and unconsciously using those wounding words on our self. It is discovering we can heal when we learn I AM ENOUGH.”
About the sitter
This piece is a self portrait.
About the artist
Nathalie Le Riche is an Australian artist, who spent 28 years living and working in Papua New Guinea where she established herself as a leading artist. Her original art work has appeared on her successful gift range which has sold around the world from PNG to New York.
“Finally I am free of the guilt of not being able to fix others, for now I know each and every one of us has the power within to discover I AM ENOUGH.”
Behind the scenes
This self portrait was a challenge to do as it did well up emotional issues and sorrows from my past.
However from years of nourishing the soul and knowing my true self worth I was able to confront my fears that no longer serve me and produce a piece of art evoking a message to all, that I AM ENOUGH.
I am deeply grateful for the gift of creating to use it to inspire others to find their worthiness. Finally I am free of the guilt of not being able to fix others, for now I know each and every one of us has the power within to discover I AM ENOUGH.
I dedicate this painting to my sister Ingrid.