So it’s been awhile….. A lot of life has been happening over the past couple of weeks; good and bad. This month has been super busy and my commitments have suffered because of that. I feel like I’ve learnt a few life lessons and the importance of always going with your gut, and what your mind tells you the first time in any given situation is super important and shouldn’t be ignored. I won’t go into full detail about the situations that have occurred, but I just wanted to share this. If you feel a type of way towards any given situation, person, place etc (you know where I’m going with this) then please believe that you feel that way for all the right reasons; your initial encounter is important. Think of it as your inner self, guarding you against potential hazards that your brain hasn’t had time to rationalise and make sense of. Your inner self acts out on intention and instinct and will never lead you astray. Now don’t get me wrong sometimes our feelings and actions can also stem from fear and insecurities, but I hope we are able to distinguish the difference depending on what we are facing.
There are many things that I’m trying to achieve gradually overtime and its funny how easily you can let these goals fall to the waste line when you let the structure you built in your life take a back sit for the wrong reasons; lesson learned. Figuring out whats important to you and prioritising is something that’s big in my life, and I can often feel lost or aloof as some have noted in the past when I fail to indulge in the activities or people that are important and bring me happiness and structure. Whats important to you should be important to those who are important to you (mouth full; tongue twister…makes sense to me).
My current state of mind is being mended and seeking the strength and excitement I felt only a few weeks ago. I’m hopeful that I will be TUB again ( Turn Up Brown) just takes some time; just like the good the not so great doesn’t last forever.
Having said this I wanted to give the spotlight to a really talented artist named Hula. I came across his work a couple of weeks ago which kind of visually represents what Ive just spoken about, with the emphasis being more positive and understanding that feelings and states of mind are temperamental. Its up to us to change a situation that no longer serves us and understand all that we are worth in order to move forward.
Hulas travels the world creating paintings which capture the emotions and interactions between the figures and their environment. With each piece, Hula merges his backgrounds in both street and fine art. His work can be different things based on the view point and the current environmental state, or they can be short-lived and temperamental based in accordance to his choice of medium. Key point here for me was comforting in the sense that I can visually relate my emotions to his artwork. I look forward to happier times and understanding how I feel now is only temperamental.
After stumbling upon this old sunken ship, Hula was inspired by the way the tide crept in and out daily. This routine either had the boat emerging from or sinking back into the water. Ho’i Mai is literally translated to ‘Come Back’
“Series of murals painted on a few of the thousands of icebergs freshly broken off from a nearby glacier. In the short time I was there, I witnessed the extreme melting rate first hand as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while painting. Within a few weeks these murals will be forever gone, but for those who find them, I hope they ignite a sense of urgency, as they represent the millions of people in need of our help who are already being affected from the rising sea levels of Climate Change.”