Synonyms: Apparition, phantasm, phantom, poltergeist, shadow, soul, specter, sprite, umbra, vision,
Recently I’ve been inspired.
A woman I met recently, back in May (2013), had given me some very interesting insight on the native American culture. She, being Cherokee herself, made things ten times better, in my eyes as far as art goes. So what do I do with all this information, and of course ‘inspiration’?
I begin a new series of work.
Now we are planning (she being an artist and a fan of my work) to collaborate on this project.
At first it was only the first piece, called Spirit, inspired by a video she shared with me on the Idle No More movement. I took that video and let it speak to me. Of course I came up with a man arms wide open and wings to guide him. Not to say I wasn’t pleased, it is one my of my favorites of the series, but it really brings out more than just a man looking to the spirits, but he himself is one.
The second piece was done shortly after and this attracted a lot of attention. Sure the first one’s my favorite, but it seems others found the image Spirit: dancer, far more appealing. Regardless, they are a part of a series and will always be just as good as the other (like trying to choose your favorite child, yeah that’s not happening).
So what of the third piece so far in the series? Why not a child, you might be asking? Well the woman (let’s call her T.C) has a son, and that son, for whatever reason, he and I, connect on a spiritual level as much as others. One day he tells me something but is vague and leaving much of the information out. The conversation was short, and ended much earlier than others, but the raw emotional and energy I was getting said something else. Not sure what possessed me, I took hold of my computer and drawing tablet and headed into the living room, put on music and began to draw. The entire time I was drawing he was on my mind. Eventually I uploaded the image and when he saw it, things started to get unreal. He claimed it to be him, and I, thinking this to be a good time, told him of what happened and how I myself believe this image is him.
I hope this inspiration never goes away, because for once I feel like I have something solid to work on. Let’s just keep working on other things, but stay on the big task at hand. It’s okay to do little things here and there to keep you motivated to work, but don’t consider it such. Art should be play! Play that you could potentially get paid for (hehe).