Friday, 26 August 2016

Inspiration: Salvador Dalí.

For as long as I can remember I've wanted to dedicate my life to creative expression.
I still don't really know what that is but I do get release through my make-up playtime and drawing.
Art in all its forms have always been a big part of my life.

I first encountered Salvador Dalí around pre-school time.
My grandfather was a big reader of news papers, there was always a hefty stack of them close to him and during visits I would of course flip through the pages just as he would by the kitchen table.

One day (I remember this so clearly) I saw a big spread of his work.
I had no idea what it was about but there was his art.
Melting items, creatures in vast empty spaces. Colorful and so very detailed!
The details were probably what drew me in... I loved collecting all sort of small items as a kid and this probably spoke to me.

I've been a fan of this amazing eccentric artist since, (leaving the politics out) who helped me see that things don't have to be "traditional", a very important lesson. To this day I find myself having to stop and take a breather when I feel like I'm doing something I don't feel is right for me just because it's expected of me, the root of my anxiety. In a world where loving yourself or being any other way than the masses is frowned upon it can be a huge challenge. Not having anyone to speak to about things you are passionate about, wear what you want to wear, say what you actually want to say and just do as we want to do. But we can and have to, our happiness depends on it.

I'll leave you with this picture, which I think is a great representation of how I will always see him.