I wonder how long it takes to accept that “You are Enough” and everything you create, deserves a place in the deepest corners of your heart, if not displayed in a museum and no matter the amount of compliments if you do not believe it, you’ll always, always look outward.
Years of undoing of seeking validation is a must, but when the entire world is falling prey to it, do you give in too?
And I wonder, with the rise of technology, if one decides to not fall prey to the rat race of consuming at an enormous rate and producing on a daily basis, will you really be called as an “honest/real Artist?”
Or would you choose to stand alone?
Here’s a picture to when I was creating a solo project that took almost a month of creation, based on 2 extreme emotions ~ Happiness and Guilt. This piece is very close to my heart because at every stage of creation, it felt like I was peeling layers of emotions, reliving the trauma that took place in my life at multiple stages, losing my past lovers. And I’d lie if I say that I was “okay” at each stage – HELL NO 🙂
But that is exactly what Art does, doesn’t it?! It comforts the uncomfortable and disrupts the comfortable and I have been nothing but grateful for that process.