Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Human Beings are Amazing!

The pulse of my work is creative empowerment. I really, really want people to be better and to reach their highest potential. It gives me a real kick to see a person grow. My ultimate life goal is to reach my own highest purpose. The character Lady Terror is a direct reaction to feeling hopeless, but not hopeless enough to give up. The rage was turned to hope. The desperate turned to action. Hate to Love. When I rant on a soapbox, scream through a bullhorn, write a poem, connect with strangers on possibilities, become inspired by creative people and dream big- I am doing what I love. I have heard for years the cliche': Do what you love and the money will come. This is my new mantra. I have only just begin to actually believe in this cliche. For years, I have stumbled in and out of jobs that I hate and project/gigs that I LOVE. In the end, I am drawn back to the jobs I hate because I become desperate and worry about how I will pay bills and contribute to our household so we can all live a comfortable life. I am terrified of not having a consistent paycheck that I run back to the cubicle, only to be totally depressed, unhappy and feeling off my path. My goal is to release the fear enough so that I can see the possibilities out there. If I continue to do what I love, the money will come. (Repeat 3 times over and over again.) I manifest abundance. There will be enough.

One of my all time favorite creative and inspiring people is the artist/author SARK. I have been reading her wonderful creative guidebooks since 1997. I have been inspired by her thinking and cling onto her books each time I move, being careful to find a nice place for them on my bookshelf. As part of the journey with me, you must get to know her. It will make you smile. You will be inspired. Check out her work by clicking below. Meditate on goodness. What is holding you back?

Need to get away?  Get inspired with SARK's meaningful meditations in Magical Journeys with SARK!


Mama Violet said...

What the what! Approval and word verification?

You introduced me to SARK way back when and her books have helped me through some difficult times. I have also shared the experience by giving her books to other people. Thank you for that.

Tricia Hersey said...

yes. i have the verification. i'm tryna get me some business. sark is the best. i want all of her books and products. you are welcome, of course. everyone should read her. i'm so excited that i connected with her on twitter.

Artist Statement

I create art for the ones who lost their voice a long time ago. I believe that impromptu spectacles can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Lady Terror examines the relationship between public space and performance space and also explores ranting as a medium to address social issues and as a tool to empower communities. My art is local and neighborhood specific in its execution but global in its ideas around poverty, injustice and violence.