Sierra Barnes, Rock Diva Art

I believe art can heal.

If you want it one hundred percent real then you will love the artwork of Sierra Barnes. She is a self-taught artist born and raised in Dallas, Tx. In 2002 she was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma (brain tumor). This and other obstacles and challenges have not stopped her from pursuing her love and passion for art. Instead, it has inspired her and motivated her as and artist as well as a person. She is also a writer and with every piece of art, she creates she writes a poem to go along with it that comes handwritten by her on the back of each piece (description provided).

I put my heart and soul into my art. I want to help and inspire others through my art and poetry. I believe art can heal. It has helped me through difficult times in my life. I want to turn all that I’ve been through into something beautiful. When I am creating it takes me to another place almost like a meditative state. I mostly work with acrylic paint and different textures. I feel there’re a few different sides to my art. I don’t limit myself to just one. Sometimes the painting inspires the poem and other times the poem inspires the painting. Many things influence my art and poetry but my daily life, things I observe, and things I’ve been through are just a few. I am an artist and a writer trying to create in a world full of chaos.

Pure Heart

Caption on Back:

Tangled thoughts
but still a pure heart
this isn’t easy
stepping out into this world
that point fingers and judge you

Not paper thin
just a pure heart within
bodies don’t define souls
they’re just something
we live in
a shell keeping us protected

Stepping out not knowing
what to expect
but I still have
this pure heart
through all of this.

Caption on Back:

This road and the last
are so different now
I wake up with these memories
in my head

I see the sun shine
and the stars twinkle
letting me know it’s okay
I don’t limit myself
even though a lot has happened
along the way

I breathe in
I breathe out
close my eyes
and somehow I move along
as the sunshine
hits my face
it’s a new dawn
it’s a new day.

New Day Dawning