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Into The Fifth speaks to the force of a paradigm shift, as I experience the world transitioning from one dimension to the next. During the creative process, I experimented with sculpture, photography, homemade activated charcoal paint, ceramics, 24k gold, and collage, allowing my creative process to flow through me, without or without thought. In each painting, I leave the background victim to individual interpretation, as a means to give the subject the power to create, build, tear down, and manipulate the world behind them, surpassing an idea of royalty, conveying a sense of godliness from each being. The choice to paint these subjects as melanated men and women is, was, and will always be a deliberate one. It reflects the desires I have for myself as a spiritual being living a natural experience, striving to stay in constant contact and communication with who I was before I was Nneka Osueke.