Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I will always be grateful! (The Mantra this month)
I grew up in a fire and brimstone
Tent revivals in summer
Church on Tuesday, Friday and all day Sunday
Shut ins over Easter weekend - we spent the night at church
New Years Watch Service
You are handed a real pillow during prayer
So you could get on your knees for 20 minutes straight
My daddy singing and preaching about redemption
He created a bible study in front of the local liquor store once
Adult Choir rehearsals
Holy ghost speaking in tongues energy
I remember watching the saints give a testimony and then take off running up and down the aisle with hands raised and screaming, "Thank you!" Up and down the aisle fast in tears from gratefulness. As a child I never really understand what sparked this entire dramatic scene.
I finally get it!
Being grateful is hypnotic. So powerful to be grateful and feel what mercy feels like.
What are you grateful for today?
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.