This visual, The world is my oyster, captures how my travels have shaped my personality and bring to the surface a story which is uniquely me. Throughout my seventeen blessed years of life, I’ve been fortunate to see more than many are in the position to do in their entire life. From the pristine crafting of the artifacts in the Emperor’s Palace in Beijing to the geometric perfection of the Great Pyramids of Giza, my travels were a lesson in art’s role in shaping our society and world over generations. Travel was the seed that sparked my passion for art, and then became my opportunity to curate and critique my own creations. My travels have, most importantly, given me the ability to explore myself and my place in this world. This project was created entirely in Photoshop. With a multi-year trove of pictures, it was not only difficult to pick the perfect photos, but also a painstaking task to have these images come together to create the final portrait of me!