A few years ago, I discovered the work of artist James Turrell and immediately fell in love with it. If you haven’t seen it, get ready to get your socks blown off! His sense of space, light and color is certainly mind-boggling. There’s something so peaceful, magical, inspiring and even (dare I say) spiritual about it that I deeply connect with.
I’m the type that, when I become obsessed with something, I have to learn as much as I can about it. Turrell’s work wasn’t the exception. In this short video interview for Art21, he mentions something that I found fascinating and so true: “we [do] create the reality in which we live.” This thought, has stayed with me from the moment I heard it the first time and has become one of my mantras ever since.
For me, this is what 2014 is about. In one way or another, consciously or not, this is what we do since the day we are born. But! This year (THIS YEAR!), I want to tune in to myself and make a cognizant decision in creating my own reality. I wish to be aware that I can make a difference in every aspect of my life, affect change in this world and, at the same time, encourage + empower + inspire those around me through this experience.
So far, 2014 is shaping up to be an incredible year with lots of exciting ideas, projects and adventures. Lots of adventures! I’m thrilled and looking forward to what the rest of it has in store for all of us! Pre-cheers for all the amazing things to come!
WATERCOLOR LETTERING BY YOURS TRULY, MARLENE FRANCO.