While charting my own destiny and inadvertently creating an alternative narrative for myself like my mother had long ago, I found that being a rebel isn’t just about breaking rules and taking risks. It’s about imagining the unseen and creating the unknown because there is a need for it to exist.
My energy builds so one work leads to another as I travel through a given landscape, an elasticity of rhythm and fitness so I am able to see the endless possibilities of response to my environment in what I make. I feel integrated with the nature of the work. I am not thinking from the outside.
It’s a relaxing meditative state. Often I have no idea where I will go. Each time I follow an unmarked, intuitive trail to a place where an image and a mood are patiently waiting. It is an enlivening process that taps into natural energy fields and at best, I am just a vehicle to express what the environment wants to say.
Our body and mind are hard-wired with millions of capacities whose brilliance we underestimate. Discovering that even those that are blind are able to smile sparks a vast range of possibilities — what things that we assumed to be impossible are actually built into our DNA?
It’s about giving yourself away to a larger force. It’s about riding intuitive rails of thought and losing yourself in the pure fire of existence. The goal is not the poem itself, but the invention of language, the evolution of the human soul by expanding the realm of emotion. It’s about imagining a style that hasn’t been known yet.
Celebrity is less a celebration of fame, and more a celebration of human depth; we are all rich, complex bundles of thoughts and memories, flesh and bone and organic structures. The things we do, the way we look, the jobs we perform and the art we make are just book covers, some more revealing than others, but promises of stories within.
When a son looks at his father’s convictions, he can choose to see certainties or see questions.
Being scared doesn’t have to inhibit me. Instead, acknowledging my fear and deciding to use it, and then destroy it, is empowering. Jumping in head-first forces me to come up with a solution. It doesn’t have to be the best solution, but it will be at least a stepping-stone.