Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Open House

Time is just ticking away like never before and the open house is this week. I'm so excited and proud of myself. This journey has changed my life from the inside out and has freed me to go beyond my own expectations.

Twenty five years has prepared me for this moment, knowing now that my paint
brush is my magic wand and I can create magic with it. This momentous body of works here in Basel is based on philosophy and my own experiences of creating the Heidelberg Project, an outdoor museum in a neighborhood.

Photos of the Heidelberg Project will be part of the open house here too. Art, life and the unknown, but known through faith, has been another piece to this puzzle. Now after this experience of being challenged beyond my imagination by coming here to Basel, the world is my canvas and there is nothing to fear but fear

Then there is the print show in October, which will consist of a new body of prints that I'm currently working on during my time here in Europe as well. This work is also about research based on how everything is connected to everything. This project here in Basel switzerland took the girl out of me and now I can polka dot the sky if I choose to do so.

If I die tomorrow, I have no regrets at this time. I was on the train going to Bern to meet with Tom Blaess and saw the Swiss Alps from my window seat. What a site! Just incredible! And all I could think of was the puissant awesome power of Yahweh and the artistry of those incredible mountains he or she made.

When I started the project twenty five years ago, and I'm 26 myself, I saw the magic in chaos and the blight and broken that was present at that time in my city. What is art today? Well, it's the "could" formation I see here in the sky and the chaos that existed in the city of Detroit where I live. I came here and heard the voice of my creator who are the artists of this universe and who created me in his or her likeness. I'm ready to show my Swiss audiences what I believe art to be for myself today coming from the "D" where we break rules every day for the sake of art and new possibilities in art. Yes, God is a woman with red hair and 2+2= 8 and art is what you believe it to be and there is no limit when it comes to the imagination and understanding the spirit of creativity that's in all of us. Yes, I'm having an open house here and you are invited, but don't be mad at me if you see where I broke the rules here too. 

God made me do it.   

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