The walls of my studio are a reflection of my inner being. I place on there only items that inspire me. Last year it was a poster from the Headlands, a green and lavender wrapper I found from an Aritzia gift box, a black and white photograph of four dancers by Ocean Beach, a vintage record of Willie Nelson.
It's been about a year since I re-arranged the wall. So today I took down everything and left two pieces. The rest of the space is left blank on purpose; to make room for what's to come.
What I did leave up to get me started is a painting of two zebras by an artist at Creativity Explored. I'm inspired first by the color; I love the blush and lilac together. To me, that's the color I see in my mind when peace and grace are intertwined. And then to add to that; the two zebras somehow reminds me of our humanity. How we are all different, but we are despite looking in different directions... All in this together. I like how it reminds me of that; to never feel that I separate from everyone else and wherever I am. To stay connected. Then right beside the zebras is a print from Gerhard Richter's painting of the ocean. Gerhard Richter is one of my favorite painters who paints in all different styles. I have it there to remind me that an artist is multi-faceted; to continue to practice creating; and to see what happens from it. Right below the zebras is a painting by a local artist Dragana Monsoon. Looking into her painting and into that little window... I see something different everyday even though it's the same painting. It inspires me and reminds me that everything is just a perspective.
Here are some photographs for reference; I added a photo of me as well. I feel that I have also created space in myself for new creativity.