Ok so... there's a long story behind this piece. There was a short period in my elementary life where I was bullied pretty badly. It stuck with me for a long time and my anger and desire for vengeance only amplified when I watched the 2002 T.V. remake of the Carrie. However, over the years I eventually overcame all of that and during this past Halloween I had the chance to play the villain in a short play my church was featuring for their Halloween Pumpkin Party. I added the scar on my character to give the idea that he had a troublesome past. Time wise, I thought it was a coincidence that around the same time, the 2013 adaptation of Carrie had come out and was resurfacing all those old painful, angering memories of mine (which helped me portray my character alot). In the end, it was like refacing a giant from my past and conquering it with new strength. A friend of mine did a promo video for the event and I took a screenshot of my character and gave it the shattered glass look which many of the unofficial Carrie posters have as well as the quote.
This piece would be perfect for a project we are developing -- an online gallery for artists who have been bullied or who explore the theme of bullying in their work. It's called the You Will Rise Project. Check it out here: youwillriseproject.com and read the "Submit Work" section for details about sharing your work on our site. Thanks!