We had the Awakening Camp on Friday and Saturday. What an amazing experience! This is a Collaboration between the Local Afican Community and Aboriginal Community, in order to produce Landart on the Skillion, at Terrigal. I am the Artist on behalf of the African community. What an honour to be working alongside Gavi Duncan and all those involved in shaping the backbone. The aim to is to connect our cultures to Australian culture and bridge the differences between Western and 'Others' if I may call it that. The Aboriginal culture is so rich in spiritual wisdom, underlines with environmental life. It was an absolutely amazing experience. We shared, sung songs, danced and ate lovely food. But the personal experiences and knowledge that was shared is just so valuable. This week I have been booming with new ideas and it is clearly having an impact on my artistic approach.
i produce a lot of artworks. The reason is that my work is driven my philosophy and everyday experiences and perceptions, not emotions. I used to be more inclined to produce work based on my emotions, but that is just too unstable, and you would only be productive during either an emotional high, or low. My life is much more stable now, since I don't use drugs any more, and believe in God, whom is my foundation. I can't produce art in times that I feel sad or down anymore. They are usually not good, and my best work is done when I am very positive and cheerful. It's Easter and I am getting more and more cheerful as we approach the weekend! Life's influences is just greatly amazing and I thank God for all the opportunities that he gives me and my lovely wife. Jen.