H-O-L-D F-A-S-T is a work inspired by sailors who would tattoo the words “Hold Fast” on their fingers as they gripped the rails before a storm or battle. I was moved by this image and reminded that everyone goes through storms and battles in life. If we “Hold Fast”, we will survive and grow from those experiences. This work is dedicated to three close friends who have inspired me as they have survived a tragic event and continue to “Hold Fast”. Dedicated to Payton, Trevor and Tanner.