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A girl with wisdom far beyond her years, looked at my tired face as tears began to flood, everything I knew was done, I was done, forgotten, dead.

she said...



"you are not the story
they keep telling about you
over and over again.

you are not even the story
you keep telling yourself.

there are no lines
that can hold you.

there are not enough words
for all the more that you are.

This is your becoming.

you are allowed to
take up all the space
you need.

you are allowed to
fill in all the corners
and flood the room.

don’t stop
until you are done.”

you are capable
of the most powerful thing
in the universe.

you are capable of love.

Love yourself

and go"



The innocence of being a child is bound in their ability to imagine something to be. The potential to dream further than an individual situation or circumstance is only limited to one’s ability to imagine. The child depicted in this artwork has a blanket draped over her, this is associated with the spirit of which protects her from harm in a world that can be unforgiving to an innocent mind. In many ethnic beliefs, it is said that the spirit of our ancestors guides us through our lives and protect us from harm if we are in tuned to our sub consciousness and listen. Our lives reflect of our thoughts and our conviction to believe will manifest and create what we allow our efforts to become.



"Becoming" 1000mm x 800mm.


Variable Size's up to 900mm x 700mm, printed on Archival Hahnemühle Fine Art Print  Surface, with white boarder. Please note other surfaces are available on request. Please contact us if you need other variation requests.


 This Artwork is a limited edition of 25.


All Artworks are copy written to protect the authenticity of the image by Te`Mete Smith and cannot be reproduced for commercial use without legal written consent. We securely protect the integrity, financial value and safety of every artwork sent to a client. All original paintings and digital artworks that are sold have a signed certificate of authenticity. with a serial number which will be protected by Te`Mete Artist and Creative to ensure the value and validity of the work is documented for any future purposes of resell.


The characteristics of the razor sharp ultraHD Archival Print are exhibited perfectly. The light enhances the appearance, making the colors and depth really pop.


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