Commissions may not sound very exciting but for me it’s a chance to create something outside the box of the familiarity of my usual work. It’s a chance to meet people and through the lens of art, get a glimpse of the world through their perspective. But above all it’s an opportunity for co-creation.
Recently, I attended a ten-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat – ten days without technology, speaking, reading, writing, listening to music, exercising, or communicating in any way. Oh, and of course, close to 11 hours of meditating a day.
It’s as if our natural state of being as humans is lightness, love and joy and yet we’re continuously tethered to things that don’t serve us and subconsciously restrict us from achieving our full potential.
Choice is infinitely one of the greatest abilities humans have. The ability to know and feel emotions and make choices not based on these emotions, but on a soul level, opens us up to so much joy in the world! In any given moment we have choice. In any given moment we can choose differently.
It’s been at least a month since my last shoot. The practical and emotional aspects of life have gotten in the way (my Mum going back to Scotland and did I mention the trauma of my dentist’s visit?), but so have my excuses. Perhaps I’m experiencing a bit of a […]
Do you think of yourself as creative? If, like most people you don’t, is it because you don’t consider yourself a good drawer or able to write a poem? Who is the person that you call an artist? A man who is momentarily creative? To me he is not an […]