I'm a visual storyteller who uses spiritual symbols and ancient text to communicate universal themes about self-love, acceptance, and personal identity. I work with mixed media, painting, drawing to communicate and express myself." 

My recent Empath Series was created from a hamsa hand silhouette and represents characters that portray themes and symbols fundamentally inspired by the Tanakh or otherwise known as the Pentateuch.

Each canvas is wrapped with handwritten text from the hamsa prayer on the sides. My metallic prints, in my Soul Selfie Series, have the prayer printed within the background. The hamsa prayer states, “Let no sadness come to this heart. Let no trouble come to these arms. Let no conflict come to these eyes. Let my soul be filled with the blessing of joy and peace.” I use this prayer as a ritual when completing each piece. It’s not meant to be read, it’s just intentionally meant to exist in harmony with each piece.

Tel. 917-617-5956 I  nerissa@nerissaballand.art

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