Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What inspires?

Seminary is a trip. It's the craziest, most powerful, hard, inspired and surreal thing I have ever experienced. I am still shocked that I am really doing it. Needless to say, its inspiring some new poetry and new visions of staging my solo work. Here are some doodles of thoughts that I scribbled down in between writing a paper on Zionism in South Africa.

New stuff #1

A Thanksgiving Meditation:

I am Thankful Warrior
A grateful servant of the Creator
I bow to the Universe only
Divine Gratefulness all day
My heart runneth over
I hustle to my calling
I am not worthy
Mercy should be my middle name
Thank. FULL.

New stuff #2

you can take my voice
rip my throat
my neck
each syllable I speak
becomes a lash
my narrative will seep into skin
read my arm energetically
consume on my rage
blood now
bone becomes
skin a
sacred text
I am atom
God molded me
futile hopes of silencing
my story
leaves rustling that's
me whispering

I have been meditating on African Christianity. I am taking a class in school that has me so inspired with my mouth wide open every class. I will post some of our books. You must learn.

I found the above photo on a classmates Facebook page. I am gaining strength just by looking at it. Enjoy!

What inspires you?
Who are you thankful for?
What are you grateful for?

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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.