When I am connected with nature, I know who I am and what I am supposed to do.
However primarily living in Manhattan, I am not usually connected with nature which leaves me trying to figure out what to do…
Sometimes I draw, sometimes I take pictures – both calm me down somehow – well, drawing more than taking pictures but…. I am trying to figure out how to commit more deeply to the things I care about: environmental justice, racial justice and how to reflect that in my art. HOWEVER art can’t be to contrived or it loses all it’s authenticity, all it’s grace. Art, politics, relationships are all connected to respect. Respect for myself and all that is around me. And how do I/ we engage others?
I read on my friend Kim’s facebook page something about the Artist Job is to make the people fall in love with the Revolution. Many experiences have cracked my head wide open to new thoughts. Over the years I have felt deeply moved by some art so I would like to try, in whatever way possible to stay in love with the process of shifting my consciousness and help others to do that as well, using whatever skills I have.
This book was humbling. I felt shy and embarrassed to create something for others to see. I usually make a lot of drawings in my journal and I have piles of sketchbooks but they are mostly private.
I hope viewers will find something to take away. It’s a difficult moment in history. I think my art will have to make some changes as will we all.
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