Skip to content Skip to footer

I Am Enough by Nathalie Le Riche

I Am Enough

Nathalie Le Riche

A portrait of
Nathalie Le Riche
Medium

Collage / Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions

40 x 50 cm
Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
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.