Staying creative during these times, surely has dampened my ingenuity and artistic spirit. I feel this is the perfect time to start a project that I hope can spread some love through our nation. I am proud to be apart of the human race because we can all come together and overcome one of this country’s most difficult times.
How do we start coming together worldwide?
We see and feel it every day, and one can become discouraged, as we all have. We’ve been on an emotional roller coaster and we are all exhausted. Its clear that social distancing and wearing a mask has become our new norm.
WE MUST STOP BEING AFRAID and stop living with this blanket of fear that is hanging over us.
Today I would say: “Listen, we are a world made up of diverse people, states, counties and beliefs, but we are primarily one planet. So lets come together and spread some love so we can start to heal our universe.
There is HOPE, let's turn this experience into something positive and something beautiful. It's time to take back our happiness that this Pandemic has robbed us of.
Forbidden Flowers was a project I started about 4 years ago, unfortunately it was cut short. One of my favorite locations was ripped out by the City due to our on going issue with the homeless. This was a project that was well thought out and it took me a year to shoot the beginning of series 1 & 2. I never was able to complete series 3, so I'm hoping to start a new project call Forbidden Flowers-COVID19 edition. The concept of this project is geared towards healing, and once we start to do that this virus will bloom into flowers. I will be turning regular face masks into works on art with a variety of different flowers and leaves. Safety precautions have been made during the production of these masks. They are on a mannequin and I wont be using live models until there ready to wear.
If you would like to be apart of this experience and help spread some love into the universe, please contact me.
When darkness surrounds you, you might be tempted to look for a switch or hope that a light comes on to get rid of it all. But you have to remember that you are the light, and you have the power to overcome the darkness that exists in the world.
"Light up the Darkness" ~ Bob Marley
Portraiture on the edge..............