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The Long Road to Freedom City

November 3, 2013

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The feeling of being free to create what I want is returning to my life and work after a long struggle. There is just so much stuff that needlessly hampers and complicates my thinking and actions. In my own life I’ve just had to ignore so much to move forward and then deal with the fears heaped upon me by societies expectations. I’ve always led an unconventional life but was never really aware how much compromise it had involved untill I reached a crisis point. When I posted my lecture here on (FB and wordpress) I was filled with fear about the possible repercussions, these thoughts grew in my mind as I feared the judgments it may bring upon me because of my honesty. But I thought fuck it I’m posting it anyway, it was my truth on that day and I will stand up to any of the consequences. I have as much right as anyone to stand up and say what I think and more right than anyone else to speak about my own life and work. So this exercise proved to be a big step forward along my journey and has liberated me even further. I still have great strides to make with my work which can only be made through an open and fearless approach. Art isn’t always pretty and it can be shocking too, so as an artist you must not fear going to the edge at times and even over in your pursuit of knowledge and understanding. There are no rules or boundaries in art except the ones you impose on yourself and it is here where your freedom is ultimately defined and your courage tested. I imposed too many boundaries because of fear and I can admit that freely even though it saddens me greatly, but I felt societies pressures and wanted to be accepted and liked for my art. That was a human weakness and an insecurity that I feel many people have but one that has taught me a great lesson. The fact that the art world has rejected my endeavours was ultimately my greatest gift because it is precisely this that has set me free as a true artist because I have nothing to lose and no aspirations to be a part of the art world.
Now I work on with a determination to freely express myself as an artist, it’s a fight and challenge that truly inspires me.

spikes3Good Morning Beautiful World 🙂

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