The Foundation of my Experimental Modern Fine Art
How Moments Make us Who we are
Below is an excerpt from the first chapter of my new book. It is a series of anecdotes from my life that will give you a sense of who I am, what I've done, and what has inspired me to not only become an artist but to be a better person.
More precisely it's a series of moments...and I focused on the moments because really it's the moments that shape us. As Tony Robbins says, "Life can change in a moment" and I know for me that is very much true. For me, the small moments have been the ah-has or the places when small inspirations would collect and snowball until they shaped me into the person that I am today.
I hope that you enjoy my moments....please let me know if any of them inspire you.
An Excerpt from Chapter One
The University was on the outskirts of Norwich, a medieval city with a pristine white castle and a maze of old streets and charming pubs. As where the city was packed with old buildings and canals, the University felt open. It was surrounded by rolling fields dotted with huge Henry Moore sculptures. As a result, the view from my dorm room and kitchen was peaceful and I enjoyed many Sundays drinking tea in the communal kitchen and drinking tea. The architecture, however, was stark and angular. The campus’s original buildings including my dorm had been built in the 1960s and 70s and consisted of a complex of raised walkways and staircases. They weren’t pretty to look at but they allowed its students to enjoy the views from almost anywhere on campus. And I must admit that I’ve never felt so free as the first time that walked along one of the raised walkways and looked out over the rolling fields. I’m pretty sure that the first day that I walked along the highest walkway I raised my arms, breathed in deep, and smiled. I felt free for the first time in my life and I was going to enjoy every minute of it.