Getting in touch with a more esoteric side, this series goes on exploring Wicca practices, Astrology, Energy works and Buddhism with fast drawings on over 60 MDF pieces of 2”x7”.
Beyond human, we are beings
Beings with complex equations of random push and pulls
In constant readjustments, barely fully satisfied
Craving for accomplishments rather than achieving them at our own pace
From one end of the world, to another, we thrive
We fight for our rights, we judge others for what we fear
We love, we share, we discover, we lust
Comparing our knowledge and moving forward
Balance we seek
Freedom for which we speak.
In the end, we tend to forget to live the moment where it all comes together
The moment we wake up with a smile
The moment we let someone cross the street and they thank us
The moment when everything comes together naturally
The moment we share a special bond with someone
Power, a word that describes a total control
Power, a word that quickly devours its own worth
Power, a state that knows no bounds
Empowered, a stepping stone to growth
Close your eyes. Take a step back. Breathe.
Feel the breeze of the whole world around you
Then tell me if all your anger is worth the trouble
We only live once
And so, if we look at it this way,
Our every move make a difference in the path we chose
Decisions we make might cause obstacles or avenues, opportunities
But in the end, the actions on these decisions are what matter
If we continuously prevent or block ourselves from doing things that make us happy
Or doing things out of pure impulse of the moment, then what’s the point of being on this Earth?
Fear of disappointment
Fear of letting go
Fear of being alone
Fear of being free
Fear of being elitist
Fear of being powerless
Fear of being undervalued
Fearar of being someone who you are not
Fear of the unknown
Fear of the uncontrollable
Fear of doing less than anticipated
Fear of doing too much
If patience is a virtue, then let it be my guide. Because for all my flaws, restlessness is the true evil that keeps me from flying to my highest dreams.
Yet, it’s what causes my drive to be real
It’s what cause my unease, and what keeps me from seeking balance every moment of the day
DON’T ever be ASHAMED of your past.
You cannot control it
Your past made you who you are today
And your decisions will dictate who you will become tomorrow
Everyday, you construct yourself
You built and rebuild
It’s a masterpiece in becoming
Patience and dedication will bring you peace
Once you hit that balance
You will feel whole
No matter who you are and where you come from
DON’T ever be ASHAMED of your decisions
We will make mistakes and they make us stronger
I grew up pretty much alone among movements of people, friends, family. There was always a sense of relentlessness waking me up to do something. I never felt home anywhere (and still don’t) which caused me to be in an everlasting motion. Out of focus. Spending most my time in transport from school to home to basketball practice or dance class, music quickly became my comfort zone. I would constantly search for vibes and sounds that made me want to move, that made me want to express myself and find common ground with other people. I went from ballet jazz to hip hop, to deconstructive metal and then trip hop. So, in order for me to use that lost energy, and make something out of it, I started thinking of building projects that would integrate many skills at once. I’m still in the process of finding that perfect piece.
Only now, 24 years after, am I starting to deeply embrace the meaning and the importance of the body in motion. Dancing frees your mind and gives you the freedom to reach out and achieve story telling with your body. For someone like me that tells stories and explains ideas with gestures, the body really becomes a language in itself.
You may look at my artwork, or read my blogs, and you’d think you’d have an idea of what goes on in my head but until we have a deep discussion which is hard because I fall in my thoughts very often, my words will never complete my idea, my body gestures, my actions and my work, all combined, will start to give you an idea of what goes on in my mind, in any artist’s or creator’s mind.
In this day and age we strive to accomplish ourselves
Individualists, they say
Afraid of commitment, they say
But what they force themselves to unsee is how we commit to ourselves
And to those who are close to us
How we stick with things that work
Time is calculated and wasted on the things that matter most
Integrity changed its course
Authenticity became organic rather than conservative
In the end, times change but they stay the same
This war on World Identity
This anger against old situations we refuse to understand
Mixed with despise, un remous
Un dégoût face à l’inconnu, face à l’ignorance
Who are they?
Those who are blind to see
How humanity is becoming one
It’s just hard for them to accept
Sometimes we let ourselves fall apart to better reunite with what we are to become. Sometimes, we wake up and forget who we are and for a second, we breathe the world in. And I mean really breathe.
Never forget that we are only part of this world because of those whom were there before us. Always remember that not a day goes by without it meaning that tomorrow can be made better.
It’s not a question of weight. It’s not even a question of priviledge or construct. But rather a question of humanity. Because we all die and our dust goes to the same Earth only to be reborn again, together, stronger.
Make every day matter
We make our own luck
Decisions may seem heavy but they are never wrong
Always appropriate to a situation
Passion keeps you afloat
And a healthy positive mental attitude makes the struggles dissipate
In order to keep it strong, move
1 drawing a day keeps the doctor away
Smiling is contagious and so is charisma
Under the skin, we are atoms, stories, lust and vulnerability
Flesh, blood and maybe a soul once in a while
What powers the mechanism of our body is strength, belief and curiosity
Beyond that, we are just a body on this Earth
The wind carries sediments and water spoils it to life
The sun burns it and the earth brings in stability
Without one element, we are nothing
And yet, we refuse to accept our role in this World
Now over the skin, we are beautiful creatures with mysterious taste
A wonderful blend of color and size for our own demise
A series of cultures governing our minds
With movement and ambition, come to life