“Seclusion” is a series of 18 paintings (30×40 inches each), which depicts an internal journey of awakening toward peace, serenity, and unity. I created this series within two intense months while I had to go through one of the most difficult periods of my life from which I was able to survive safe and sound; and most importantly, I turned into a new person. The present series explores the importance of contemplating in solitude to dig into one’s deepest thoughts and feelings for self-realization, self-development, self-actualization, and self-expression. While every painting can be addressed separately as one state of psychological and spiritual development, the whole series narrates this internal journey through the language of modern art. What follows includes some sample works of the series.