Don't Look Left and Definitely Not Right
Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Look Straight Ahead Into the Light
We all have those creates we admire...but let yourself be first on that list.
Be Blinded By Your Own Light
What if I asked you to name your favorite top 5 artists. How long would it take you to say your own name? While I don't love every work I create I'm in love with the process of making and often the final outcome. I stand in my own light. Bask even at times. Dance in it. Run freely through it. I believe in the power of going forward...We know light and darkness cannot occupy the same space at the exact same time so as creatives we can choose.
"As artists it's hard not to look left or right to see what your peers are making artistically but what if we took that same effort and looked deeper inside our own practice?"
There are both historic and contemporary Black Women artist I admire deeply. I've followed their journeys and they do not have a clue as to who I am. My name would never ring as familiar BUT I feel part of a family with them. Journeying with them. Watching them grow, develop, cultivate & bloom. Watching them stand in their creative truths, walking closer to their own light gives me strength and fortifies my efforts.
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