Every Picture Tells A Story: “Infinite Confusion”

by JT on November 28, 2011

An image of 34th street and Eighth Ave turned into a metaphor for life.  If you haven’t been downtown on the west side or New York City for that matter, this can be an extremely hectic and confusing place to be.  Honking horns, sirens, thousands of people walking in every direction.  The noise of the city at times just like the noise inside our heads.

In this photo Eighth Avenue turned sideways symbolically represents infinity.  The remainder of the image displays signs of negativity and disempowerment.  Signs tell us what to do, where to go…How to live .  The world says we can’t while social norms show us “the way to do things.”  Our path is laid out before we even have the opportunity to find it ourselves.  Alcohol clouds decisions.  “Model citizens” in buildings above look down in judgement.   Doubt creeps in, clouding the belief in oneself.  Our thoughts create confusion of where we are in life vs where we want to go.  How do we survive?

The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream… Hang in there. – James De La Vega

25% of proceeds from “Infinite Confusion” go towards Hear The Hungry, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that helps give a voice to the homeless of New York City and Los Angeles.

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