And like a river with meanders, this line in between - which I call discipline - may tend more to one or the other side in a few days, but it always keeps me focused and with an eye on my goals. It connects the land I’m standing on, to the ocean of possibilities that I want to reach. Self-discipline is what gives me the daily flow to do things and then feel like doing it more and more. It’s a growing and permanent moving flow - and cycle.
We insert ourselves in so many bubbles throughout life. To make appearances, to belong and trying to be - something we are not often. Let's pop some bubbles.
I am just undressing myself to my own - beautiful - naked truth - of my relationship to myself.
our world is surrounded by natural, or human-induced, destruction. It seems that more and more each day. Some seem so distant, others so close. The fires in Australia have touched me. And my family - almost physically - too. That's why I decided to use my art to generate awareness, change, and to help those who need it most now. Those who have lost their homes, families and health. The nature is crying. And I decided to hear the calling.
to face my greatest challenges. I left a lot behind - a country, a home, material possessions, a rising career and so many people. Many say I was brave, but I know deep down that I didn't have much choice. I heard a call from my soul - that had been screaming for years.
Through art, and through music, we are able to face the things that concern us. We find comfort and peace in their presence. Through the capacity of beauty we redeem our suffering. We amplify our joy and find consolation for our sorrows. We find harmony. A point between the real and the ideal.
Don’t you talk mainly about art and business? Well, this is my business, and it should be yours too. What will my art be in a place that doesn’t exist. In a place that is burning down into flames. That is being drowned by huge waves. How will my art be if not an expression? If not a manifestation? Art is expression. Art is a manifest. Art is sustainability.
I find it crucial to co-create, to collaborate, to be open to new things and projects with other creatives. To give away and to make a point. To be open and to leave a mark. To collaborate and to always be myself. To embrace others ideas and always have a grasp of who I am.
Could consciousness, coherence, discipline, movement, sleep and curiosity be part of habits to have a more productive artsy day?
Keep your inner child inspired and curious, your teenager always rebellious, humility in the heart, determination and dedication running in the veins. And never forget to have fun in the process.
I dive into myself every day. I get to know myself, in order to remind myself that I am unique. In order to build up the courage to just be myself. To take action, regardless of my contexts reactions. To be an artist is like walking naked.
To travel, to explore, to insert myself in other cultures. This kind of experience kicks me out of my own context. Pushes me to change perspectives. To question my own habits and behaviours. The mind and heart seem to expand almost immediately. The creative process gains other layers that connect to other experiences.
The art of living, or the life of an artist. It doesn't really matter. In the end, I am talking about living life in the most expressive way I can, and then create pieces, that are a pure consequence of it all. This is my slogan. What would be yours?