Worlds of Experience

(2019) Worlds of Experience – Revisited [Comics in Resin]

Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.

Christopher Hitchens

Art-based Storytelling

(2018) A Hedgehog On The Shattered Plains [Acrylic Paint on Canvas]

He senses treachery afoot.

“To cross or not?”

As the foundations tremble beneath his feet.

The damage might yet be mitigated.

He just needs to discover.

Just. One. More. Step.

My inspiration for this painting was derived from my readings of Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive. As I read about Kaladin’s harrowing journey toward resilience and reconciliation with the self on the Shattered Plains, I felt compelled to create my version of it.

The Shattered Plains was a gripping ambience that somehow resonated.

The Hedgehog is my hero in this story: consistently, persistently, tenaciously, overcoming the tension and fear of the unknown. And without guarantee, always moving forward.

The comeback of a humble typewriter

My medium of choice.

A treasured gift from my grandmother almost a decade ago. [Triumph Adler Tippa Script, 1960]

Why use a typewriter in a digital age?

The typewriter is a creative “altar” I come to daily to process my thoughts or ideas; sometimes meditative, always therapeutic.

The Daylight Compendium, p.5 [Mixed Media]

The Manifesto (image above) reads:

We assert our right to resist the Paradigm, to rebel against the Information Regime, to escape the Data Stream.

We strike a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, and disintegration.

We affirm the written word and written thought against multimedia, multitasking, and the meme.

We choose the real over representation, the physical over the digital, the durable over the unsustainable, the self-sufficient over the efficient.

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TYPEWRITTEN

The Typewriter Manifesto by Richard Polt (The Typewriter Revolution)

Useful resources:

Braids of Attachment: Weaving the Tie that Binds

A Reflection on Attachment, Art & the Therapeutic Alliance

The Daylight Compendium, p.4. [Mixed Media]

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