Sisu is the cultural construct of Finland. It’s defined as “An extraordinary determination, courage and resoluteness in the face of extreme adversity.” The Sisu Series was created by exploring the concept of visualizing what is strength, courage, and determination. The painting “Free Fall” was the first painting created in the series. The additional works, a natural progression of inspiration, encompassing the idea that our circumstances should never define who we are, or limit us from being who we are meant to be. These paintings were created on canvas using a combination of multi-media acrylics and inks. Finished with either a resin or high gloss varnish.