My art project on the pandemic was requested by the Qatar Art fair and it made me think about Covid as silent as a biological weapon and how it speaks volumes on our susceptibility and weakness as humans. I think about the scales of justice, the balance of the individuals needs against the needs of society. I think of truth and fairness: the reality is not only a blindfold on humanity but also a mask on our face.
Art has no boundaries. Humans are divided, and so is art. There is no right or wrong. In a globalized world it can be hard to portray your uniqueness, art gives us the platform to reflect our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, needs: Internal visions by using external form. In terms of where the world of art is heading – am glad that humans are able to be more free in their expressions today more than ever. For example, like many impressionist painters, Claude Monet received a great deal of harsh criticism for his vibrantly bold new artistic movement. His art now lives forever. My advice to a new artist is to not copy, and not compare. You are unique, and also the one that defines your art. An artist is courageous and confident – art is a free playground for you to portray your vision. Stay committed to constant learning and self improving, and you will be rewarded – if not in a monetary way, most importantly – in a self fulfilling way.
I recently re-discovered my talent and interest in my artistic expression in clay sculptures. I am amazed by what can be created, and felt with the tip of your fingers. I close my eyes and find myself creating different characters in clay. I thoroughly enjoy it and can’t wait to show the world and myself my creations.
Humbly and gratefully yours,
New York, 2017