“I would love to be an artist, but I don’t have what it takes,” is how I felt when I was in high school. This story is how I overcame that limiting belief. It wasn’t as hard as you may think.
What’s an artist to do during the Pandemic? Keep painting. Get lost in the process. Hope for tomorrow. Wake up and repeat.
As an artist, the only way to express myself is via my art. And that’s what I did. Below is the picture of the artwork I created today. It took me hours to calm myself, as I reflected all my emotions on the canvas. “BlackLivesMatter” and “EveryLifeMatters”
I wouldn’t believe an artist who claims they’ve never experienced a dry spell, never wondered whether they’d sapped their creativity dry or never avoided the studio for fear of facing failure. Trust me, I’ve been there but I’ve learned some tricks along the way to overcome these perils.
Observing the moment when the earth stood still to the human race, when the air was fresh and smog-free, when rivers ran clear from human debris, Covid-19 is a fitting time to explore the common link that humans share with every object and organism. ~ Tanisha Bhana
Domestic Routines, Modest Lives, Being simple
I’m looking through the window of my lifeless memory,
Watching what I would have been had I chosen to be free,
I am one of these,
One of those who fights to flee,
When you are out at an art show this year use your new 2020 perfect sight to your advantage. Notice that emerging up-and-coming art and artists aren’t always where you may expect them to be. Nor may they look like they someone you expected them to look like. Open your eyes and open your mind.
The exact positioning of the projector and screen are critical to making the ghost projection appear real and lifelike. Like any good recipe, the devil is in the details. Each time we set this up, we tried different layouts and different devices until we achieved the right effect.