Exploring ideas on creativity through digital art.
The practice of Gratitude has got me through some dark times in my life. There was a time when I had to travel an hour back and forth to a horrible job where Satan was the boss of me. I hated my job and struggled to find things to be grateful for. I clung to being thankful for having eyes to see, hands to work, feet to walk. Being thankful for everyday mundane things that made up my immediate world gave me hope. It meant I was still a functioning human being.
I am grateful that today I do not have to stay in a job like that.
These times of COVID have presented challenges for everyone. In a conversation with my friend Patricia Paton, we came up with the idea of making art around the theme of ‘Gratitude.’ This was mine. In making it, I looked deeply at my life and saw things I hadn’t seen before. I was able to identify pivotal events and people in ways I had not seen before. This was a powerful exercise, and for me, this is an important piece of art.