*Wisdom*… Some people have it, some people don’t. Some people use it, and others my choose not to; it’s all good, just *do you*…lol. But this post ain’t about that… Basically I’m sharing this piece called Wise-Dome, cus I really like it!! And maybe you’re thinking “obviously you gonna like it; you made it!!” *true* But there are some cases that the work I make, just speaks to me a little more than the others or there’s something about it that just lingers in my thoughts a little longer; I usually discover this well after the work has been made has been completed, not during the process or creating it. *sigh* I don’t really know how to explain it, but the simplicity, yet prominent presence of this piece really leaves a lasting impression for me. Quite similar to my painting Headwrapped, which I love for days and I don’t know why (maybe it’s the colours), Wise-Dome just happens to be one of those pieces too!! But don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy making the work I do, that’s why I’m so eager to share it with you; not for extra brownie points, but because I know that at least one image will speak to you and just leave a lasting impression in your mind!
By the way, this piece is not exempted from the deeper discussions that we can have about having a wise dome, how one uses it, etc, the coversation can take a few paths, for sure. This past December, I dedicated a different version of this piece, to my grandfather who passed away (after this was made); he was wise guy and a good story-teller too..lol For me, his memory just added another meaning to this piece, and and I think that’s pretty cool… So now its your turn, what does Wise-Dome it mean to you?
Occasionally I might do a little photo shoot ting… and random moments like are the best to share because its obvious that photography is more then just taking pretty pictures; for me, its about story-telling and creative/imaginative thinking… Was it something I said or was it something that he said that got him reacting like that? What do you think? Or maybe you’re not into stories like I am and you’re just content with enjoying the image itself *that’s cool* lol.
Aside from the “story”, I really like the colours…not sure why but they are quite cool and calming. . . *let.luv.fly*
Check out Photography: Vol#3 for a couple of his other shots…I love how different the mood is for each one.
On a side note: It’s always a pleasure to photograph cool people such, my friend Chris and my awesome dancer friend Lady Astro, cus during the process of the shoot, we always find interesting ways to get the project done *always an adventure*
I’m very excited to say that I have been nominated for a MARTY award for Emerging Visual Arts!! A jury will choose the winner in my category, but there is also a *Peoples Choice Award* which means I am in need of some votes from you, your friends, your, family…basically any one who is willing to show a lil love and support of an emerging artist! *wink wink*
Voting has started and will continue until April 1st; and the link to vote is: http://mississaugaartscouncil.com/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=6
If you also want to see the other nominees, my “bio” (which I realized is more like an artist statement) and my non-favorite-picture-of-me, you can check this link too: http://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/
ps. Thank you for the love and support thus far (regardless if you vote for me, or someone else, or not at all! ) I’m up against a huge list of talented individuals, so all the best to everyone!!
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This is the piece that I created as a visual conversation to go along side the An(other) Antilles project; a documentary by Imara RolstonAjani that was about the Sir George Williams Riot that took place in Montrel in the late 1960′s. The opening night and screening also included amazing art work (by some of my favourite artists ) and very engaging conversation with some of the elders that experienced this event and the younger generation, many who were unaware of this incident prior to project *myself included*.
On a personal note, this was the first time I had an opportunity to create an installation that was print based. There were definitely some challenging moments and I would welcome the opportunity to do something like this again… But overall I am proud of the outcome and was humbled by the compliments from those who were feeling this piece!! *many thanks*
I simply wanted to post this picture as one of the many a examples of the work I do, but it just occurred to me that it has almost been a year since this tragedy made headlines… So many things were said about this whole situation, so many thoughts and conversations were shared, so many emotions associated with this event…
For me, this was probably one of the first times (that I can recall) that a current and poignant event moved me to the point that I had to create something in order to express what I felt. For me, it wasn’t enough to just talk about it…it had to be visual. This piece was an observation, a reflection, a conversation… It’s not just about one particular victim, but it’s about the others that have shared in a similar experience or have suffered the same fate, as well. This is also about the response of the people…
*Think about it*
*Rest In Peace*
This year was a good year, with regards to the work that I did. I’m constantly creating even though I don’t post everything… But fo’real, the art is better felt in real life. So if you know anyone that does this art thing and works hard to express themselves visually, I highly recommend making the time to check out their stuff when they have an opening, or are part of a group show; computer images never do the art justice. *just saying* As for me, I feel blessed whenever I have the opportunity to share my work… With that being said, I leave you with a lil version of one of my favourite pieces created near the end of this year.
2012, I’m out; ’13 is gonna be another great year to create!! Peace. *let.luv.fly*