For me this piece represents a lot more than just a bold statement.
In many ways it tells the story of my own struggles in life, my creative background, dealing with perfection, doubts, fears, loss and family legacy.
The (wall-)sculpture itself consists of my fathers’ handwriting. It was recovered from old poems, letters and scribbles lying around in the creative studio where he died unexpectedly in 2012. Each letter is carefully selected, digitalized, finetuned and remade into this wall sculpture. It has been part of the process of re-finding my own creative path while honoring my dads legacy. Hearing him along the way in my creative process, in a way still here, still speaking.
Besides all this it represents my love for graffiti/street art, my fascination for combining creative disciplines and placing stuff out of context. I started writing graffiti and painting murals when i was about 13 years old. It had a big influence on my development as an artist and my work as graphic designer.
This has been my personal mantra for quite some time now.
Fear comes in all shapes and sizes and we all suffer from it more or less. For me as an artist, dealing with -and letting go of – can be a real struggle sometimes but it’s also essential to create, to trust the process and embrace failure. Even more so in these strange times.
Hope this work will make a difference, a reminder to push through when fear or doubt pops up and stands in (y)our way.
“Fear destroys more dreams than failure ever could
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