Art is why I Wake-Up
in the Morning.
In my experience, cultivating expression through imagery significantly enhances our ability to communicate and therein to fall in love with each other, and with life itself. More love is always a good idea.
In my creative practice, there are sacred moments of flow where I can interpret something universal, sensed, or understood by many. Bridging the tangible and intangible elements of existence is what interests me most. I find it compelling when I am lost for words. There are things I know and yet cannot speak. It is during these times when the cat's got my tongue that I turn to make art.
At twelve years old, I found a mentor to teach me how to develop film and print images. I began immersing myself in the darkroom - it is still one of my favorite places.
I have since had the honor of partaking in world-renowned shows, such as Paris Photo, Basel, and AiPAD.
Through serendipity combined with years of pouring myself into my art, I have showcased alongside artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Basquiat. Seeing my art hung alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson - who brought us the Decisive Moment- was a dream come true.
[Made possible by Eric Franck Fine Arts in London.]
We Are Never the
Same Person Twice
I have traveled the world as a boundary-dweller, often exploring alone and processing in solitude. From this quiet place, I can hear my intuition and become clear on what & why I am sharing. In my experience, concepts & visions come slowly over many seasons. Still, in other moments inspiration runs through me like lightening. Either way, I give myself entirely to bring these creative impulses to life.
I find inspiration through living in diverse environments- those that teach me about rewilding, learning to walk with confidence, alone by the light of the moon. From that stillness, I return to the bustling metropolis, the marble jungles. I explore paradox and juxtapositions. I seek that which resonates.
Frequency is everything -
the more aware
of this I become,
the richer & more vibrant life becomes.
I fell in love with the camera in a time before photoshop when a photograph was the
equivalent to truth.
I studied Journalism and Visual Communications at Richmond American International University in London, a university whose motto was Unity in Diversity.
In a course entitled Mind, Body & Identity, I learned about a photograph of a little girl, Kim Phuc Phan Thi, running naked from napalm in North Vietnam. I have never forgotten my teacher saying with great resolve that this image was paramount in breaking the war–
by opening the hearts of the people.
I have since witnessed many times that art changes people & people change the world. These human moments bring me to my knees and stay with me- guiding me toward how best to make my mark. Knowing that a shot from a camera can have more reach than a bullet from a gun, affirmed my desire to embrace the camera as a tool for freedom.
Is the essence of
Art Loses its ego when paired with purpose.