Circumvent means to overcome a problem or difficulty. In March of 2015 I entered an art contest for the LEAF Council on Alcoholism & Addictions Yearly Art Contest in which the theme was life after addiction. I immediately created this concept to visually, but not bluntly, convey the theme. The hands covered in black paint symbolize sources of addiction (drugs, gambling, alcohol, etc) while the model in the center is the victim of her addiction. in the first shot I visually expressed how the addiction controlled her, while in the second image she is finally able to push the harmful hands away. Although she is fighting against the dependency there are still smudges of dark paint on her face which is emblematic of the lasting effects of addiction.