I met an Art Broker in Sydney on Saturday that is very interested in my work. I'm not sure what to make of the situation. It could be great, but then it could also fizzle out. It's amazing that with such a person could add two or 3 decimals to your artworks in almost an instant. Makes you think, doesn't it... time will tell. All I know is that it will be absolutely great to justify spending all my time on creating artworks, that will be enjoyed by many.Being famous isn't the objective, but it can be the way to get more people to enjoy my creativity. I pray to God that this happens, in the near future
We saw a performance by Johnny Clegg on Thursday night in Sydney. An amazing man indeed! He said something very interesting that I didn't know how to express before. When you live in a place like Africa, you are made aware of life by the difficulty of life, the danger and challenges, beauty and unique character of people, animals, nature. You learn to appreciate the value of life. The sheer joy of a child discovering an insect, playing in the stream with fish, playing with a piece of timber floating down a stream after a storm. Perhaps this is what I find lacking in a 'highly regulated society'. We don't get to experience this joy and wonders of nature, discovery and contrasts. Life is like 'a uniform porridge' as Johnny said. Life is always the same. Everyone is almost the same. Every landscape is quite similar to the next. We aren't allowed to experience discovery because it isn't safe.
(OH &S regulations) I'm sad that my children wont have the freedom and exploration that I had as a child. If i were to give them that freedom, I would be classified as an irresponsible parent, for sure. Life is a little bit mundane. The only joy kids have is to rev their big engined cars, or play computer games, or get drunk, or pregnant (how crazy it might sound, it's what they do) I wish that people in Australia will realise that all cultures are equally important, and embrace the differences that it holds. But mostly I hope that people from the whole Western world will realise the wonder of life, the wonder of discovery, and hopefully allow people some freedom to experience life, and not just follow regulations.