For me to really, really have a positive impact in the world, to get to the places I can see, the best ideal of myself, then I have to confront the most evil parts of me, figure out what it is that makes me up as a human, If I understand my mind then I can understand others too. At least its a good place to start. This has become evident after making this project and researching all I have, I can speak to people on this level that is self help, that is constructive in the positive aspect on life, at any level I actually have things to say that can wake people up to things in their lives too and to me that is beautiful, to me that is what art is for, that is why I create and I only wish to inspire my generation to become faithful in their own lives and with the world.
Being as truthful to yourself and to others is the reality of positivity. A body of work that represents my subjective experience through photography and painting, in relation it a community context.
What you do in life chooses you, you can choose not to do it, to do something safer. your vocation chooses you- Jim Carey.
You can tell what I love from the colour in some of my images, you can tell my inner life from the darkness in some images, you can tell what I want from the brightness in some, the freedom of the technique. As an artist I make models of my life, to bring ideas into being. To plant seeds in the brightest forests, to make myself seen and feel accepted in such a chaotic world of possibility. The root of my being is love,
I love the freedom of this work, no one tells me what I can or can’t do, just hoping that someone will relate to it.
you can find every race in the face of jesus. and that is how everyone imagines jesus, in their own image.
my room was heaven to me, where the magic happens my isolation was welcome.
This project was also the result of many paths lining up in my life, journeying across many styles and environments of documentary photography, encountering big challenges and big rewards. Using painting to help me order and to articulate my life experience in the most free, natural way, painting my mind, in combination with photography allows me to turn any negativity in my life, usually things that challenge me subjectively, into a positive outcome, into more creation and art that expresses human experience the most fluid way for me. For it was to realise that you rely on the negativity, the chaos in the background of everything, to have a point of reference to order and orient your life from in the world. The unknown, this landscape of infinite possibility is all out there waiting to be interacted with, its about choosing the paths that will irradiate as much suffering in your life and those around you. Bringing everybody up with you. To create a more connected society in which its aware of it roots reaching into the depths of hell but also realising its branches reach into the height of the heavens also.