Silence is the preparation to understand the world around us. Of course, it all depends on how we use it.
An earnest silence nourishes the soul and enables awareness. It allows new thoughts to emerge as it stimulates a receptive mind.
An enthusiastic silence creates alertness and interest to hear and encourage clarification.
Silence brings calm and serenity with others and nature.
Silence is a way to doze, to resent, to rage, to be indifferent or detached.
Although there are many intents and purposes for silence, one cannot deny that it plays a vital role in creating something better, meaningful, and peaceful. In the creative world, from composers to writers and artists, silence is used to create a space to communicate ideas without agitation to enhance the experience and encourage comprehension.
Maybe we should all contemplate the power of silence and how effectively we can communicate without rattling on.
Truly, we should all learn to dwell in silence to express our thoughts and engagement. Knowing that silence is one of the conditions within our power to control, this dynamic state must be part of our daily lives. Certainly, immersing in silence is not an easy task. There are many scenarios that we lose the capacity to be silent, in highly stressful situations, in serious discussions or even self-talk. However, the core understanding of the following statements can help us navigate our emotions and use silence to connect with our creative and strong self.
Silence to calm a situation
You don’t have to turn this into something. It doesn’t have to upset you.”
“Be silent for the most part, or, if you speak, say only what is necessary and in a few words. Talk, but rarely, if the occasion calls you, but do not talk of ordinary things—of gladiators or horses races or athletes or of meats or drinks—these are topics that arise everywhere.”
“Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy.”
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu
The concept of building on your character strengths is compelling as; naturally, it has a practical impact on your thought process, your experiences, and your actions. Mainly, the idea is to stop thinking about what is wrong with you or your problems and all the opposing views of oneself and concentrate on your best qualities.
“The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in Psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.” – Martin Seligman
Exerting mindful energy to change the gloomy, critical lens about yourself and shifting the view towards your positive qualities is a buffer against anxiety, lack of motivation, the need for approval, or perfectionism. What makes us effective is our ability to master our strength, a positive mind stimulus leading to a fulfilling life that contributes to our wellbeing.
What makes us strong are the qualities that show high moral standards; in other words, “virtues.” In Character Strengths and Virtues,Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology and Christopher Peterson, identifies six classes of virtues shared practically in all cultures that made up 24 measurable dimensions of human strengths, based on scientific research and by extensive studies on all major religions and philosophical traditions:
Wisdom and Knowledge: creativity, curiosity, love of learning, perspective
Courage: bravery, persistence, integrity
Humanity: love, kindness, social intelligence
Justice: citizenship, fairness, leadership
Temperance: forgiveness and mercy, humility, prudence, self-control
Transcendence: an appreciation of beauty & excellence, gratitude, hope, humor, spirituality
Developing the core capacities of human beings achieved by the virtues mentioned above helps individuals maintain their wellbeing and live an accomplished life. To apply this concept, the positive psychology researchers have created tools and tests in a practical and rigorous scientific manner to identify the strengths of character measured by their virtues. The aim is to recognize your signature strength and practice it in new ways each day. For example, if your highest strength is creativity, each day you practice different ways to be creative, whether in introducing yourself, blending creativity in your appearance, learning about a creative person, and so forth.
At the core of every individual lies specific character strengths that once honed solidly boost self-confidence gives a sense of direction and the drive to achieve goals. However, innate talent is not enough to ensure a successful result. The ability to improve and play on your strengths while skillfully discern when, how, and in what context your best qualities can amplify productivity and growth is the key to success.
As you focus on improving your good character traits, positive emotions will take shape. This optimistic element encourages tenacity and helps to cope with your vulnerabilities and challenges. You can learn more about your character strengths for free on www.viacharacter.org. The VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, dedicated to bringing the science of character strengths to the world by supporting research, creating and validating character development surveys, and developing practical tools for individuals and practitioners.
“Positive Psychology takes you through the countryside of pleasure and gratification, up into the high country of strength and virtue, and finally to the peaks of lasting fulfilment: meaning and purpose (Seligman 2002, p. 61).”
It is worth mentioning that we have a social responsibility for the benefit of society and our individual lives to engage, be useful, and lead a meaningful life. To fulfill this obligation, two of the fundamental elements that reinforce the wellness of our state of mind and enrich our life and life for others are to cultivate our strengths powered by optimism.
Robert Vanderhorst’s creativity propels us to squint and examine the original or the rational with intention. At that point, you discover the conflict, the unacceptable, the unpleasant or the hidden desire. The imagery gushes over, the psyche is liberated, and the visual stimulus unravels the nuances of our ideas and rules. He is adept at bringing together various mental pictures into a fusion of tenacious conventions, compromised perceptions, and wavering imaginations. His capability to point out that impressions, symbols, and patterns have unrealized possibilities, rattles the viewer. Although he deliberately composes the uncertainties, the freedom of thought, choice and the inclination of progress orbit symbolically and eminently in his artwork.
Jupilings: Tell us about yourself and how you got into art-
RV: My talent comes through my father’s side of the family. He was an artist/graphic artist in Holland, and he continued that profession after coming to Canada post-WWII. Once I understood that art was my passion, my career path was set. Seeing Dali and Magritte’s work for the first time cemented my love for surrealism.
Jupilings: The fundamental principle in your creations-
RV: Exploration and mystery. Keep everyone thinking and guessing.
Jupilings: What is your perspective on life-
RV: Life is short. Be kind and generous, work hard and stay true to your passion, play when you can, travel and experience life as much as possible and keep your sense of humour intact.
Jupilings: What do you sell in your art-
RV: To think outside the box.
Jupilings: What motivates you to create, is it an emotional state, philosophy of life, politics or advocacy-
RV: A desire to create realistic imagery that engages, asks questions and searches for answers where the answers ask more questions.
Jupilings: What is your favourite subject to illustrate-
RV: Time and space.
Jupilings: What does “confusion” mean to you? Also, what about “Normality”-
Jupilings: What does women empowerment mean to you-
Jupilings: What are your tips about building a brand name as an artist-
RV: Develop a unique personal style and stay true to your art. Work your ass off, don’t compromise, network and promote using new and old technologies as much as possible.
Jupilings: What do you do to conquer fear or self-doubt-
RV: Ignore it. Believe in yourself and what you’re trying to accomplish and ignore anyone who tells you it can’t be done.
Jupilings: The disruptive blockchain technology is addressing the problems of transparency and authenticity for artists; it will increase art sales, democratize art investment, and last but not least allow artists to be fairly paid. What are your thoughts about the blockchain technology especially in support of art? Would you consider using the blockchain technology platform to reach global art enthusiasts? What are the problems in your industry do you want these platforms to solve?
RV: I am not versed in this platform and at this stage not particularly interested in another tech learning curve. Everyone should be paid fairly and on time, artists, in particular, considering they are often taken for granted and put at the bottom of the list. If this tech addresses the issues you’ve stated above effectively, then I’m all for it.
Jupilings: What superpower you would like to have ? and why-
RV: I’m happy as is.
Jupilings: Which movie you would have liked to be the lead actor-
Maryam Meddin, the mastermind behind Clarus, a London-basedbranding & corporate communications consultancy, the archetype of setting direction and goals in defining and driving success for brands, is a woman with clarity. A skilled strategist, effective communicator with an uncompromising attitude towards authenticity, Maryam Meddin, and her team have created stand-out and award-winning brand communications for national and international clients. They have built an impressive portfolio for working with corporates, non-profits, governing bodies, and start-ups. Under her leadership, her client’s purpose has been brought to life with the utmost loyalty and openness.
With a law degree and a passion for human behavior, Maryam has guided her dynamic career to empowering others to succeed. Her insatiable appetite for knowledge, which led her to earn her Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, has let her deliver powerful, meaningful, and inspiring brand voice and corporate communications. As an executive with an altruistic point of view that reflects how she does business, Maryam Meddin tirelessly and remarkably engages in philanthropic activities and tends to be more demanding in putting others and clients first.
I had the opportunity to interview the boss lady and get some insights into the art of branding:
Jupilings: Please tell us about your professional background and the areas of interest-
MM: I studied law – which I think is quite a good grounding for life generally, as it provides you with certain practical skills such as analysis, interpretation of language, etc., – but when it came down to it, the career I really wanted was as an advertising copywriter. This was, in my view, the ultimate manifestation of strategic creativity.. style with substance.. a career in which your emotional intelligence and your humour are as relevant as your commercial sense. Unfortunately, I was underqualified to walk into a job in the creative department and overqualified to get a job in the post room and work my way up. Eventually, someone told me that they knew of a branding agency that was hiring on the account management side and I thought that this would be a good way for me to at least get my foot into the right sector. As it turned out, I fell in love with branding (also all about strategic creativity) and, thankfully, it loved me back! In 2001 I started my consultancy, Clarus, and I haven’t looked back ever since.
Jupilings: What is the difference between branding, advertising & marketing-
MM: It’s quite difficult to define categorically.. there are a lot of blurred lines. If I had to divide them up, I would say that marketing comprises your company’s overall plan for selling its product/services – knowing the target audience, what you need to do to reach them and persuade them to choose you over the competition and so on. Branding is really about your firm’s identity.. not just the logo and aesthetics but also what you stand for, your voice & tone, positioning, and what your customers’ experience of you/your product will be like. Advertising is the conduit for all that – the means through which you deliver the message about you/your product to your target market.
Jupilings: What does branding mean to you-
MM: For me, branding is the heart and soul of a business – a brand should be the manifestation of some serious naval gazing! What sort of organization are we? What do we want to stand for? What is our promise to our customers? When these sorts of decisions have been made, you can start to build your identity around them, and whilst brands can evolve and move with the times, they can’t be inconsistent. Any evolution should be a wholistic process which involves the customer in the journey, not one that catches them by surprise.
Customers build loyalty based on an internal filing system – they decide where you fit into their lives and they’ll open that folder whenever they need it. If you end up being in a different folder each time, or if every time they open the same folder, they find something different inside, they can’t really count on you, and it becomes difficult to build a mutual relationship. More importantly, it becomes difficult to say that you have a brand – in that sort of situation what you have is just a logo.
To give you an example: if you see a Starbucks in Karachi, you will already have preconceptions and expectations of what your experience is going to be, because of your past experiences and because that consistency is their promise to you, wherever you are in the world. The logo is merely the official stamp that says “you can expect coffee, served in a particular way and a visually familiar setting, here.” So, if you saw the Starbucks logo but then opened the door and found a load of blue and red tables, and the coffee was served in china cups, you would say “this is not Starbucks” regardless of the logo on the door.
That’s branding..not just a logo.
Jupilings: Why should people hire a branding expert-
MM: That’s a strange question… why should they hire an architect before they build their house? Whilst it might cost them more than doing it themselves, they may find that it looks better, functions better, makes the process more efficient, is ultimately more cost-effective than having to make up for mistakes halfway through, that the architect is likely to know a lot more about building a house than they do (thereby adding value through her expertise); and ultimately because the chances are the house will end up being safe, sustainable, functional and aesthetically aligned with their preferences.
All of that applies similarly to hiring a branding expert.
Jupilings: What are the 21st-century branding objectives vs. traditional branding-
MM: I think that people are increasingly caring not just about what a company does but how it does it. Corporate Social Responsibility is becoming central to every big organization’s identity, and they want to be seen to be decent, conscientious actors in their field. For example, it’s no longer enough that your basketball boots are top quality, you’ve also got to show that you’re not exploiting the environment or children from developing countries in the manufacturing process. (It’s not just the customers who care about these things, but those providing the loans for your growth, those accepting your sponsorship of their event, the brands willing to be associated with you and so on.) So, branding in the 21st century is as much about the producers as the product. That, I think, is the most important difference.
Jupilings: What is the ROI on branding campaigns in the 21st-century-
MM: “Branding campaign” is quite a broad term that can encapsulate so many different initiatives. It can be about brand awareness or brand re-building and so on, and so much of it actually consists of PR, with specific – often measurable – objectives.
To attempt an answer, however: I’m sure that there are a lot of outcomes that factor in technological engagement and digital metrics but I think that ultimately the principles of a successful branding campaign remain unchanged. Do people like your brand? Do they trust you? Do they want to keep their relationship with you alive? What’s the objective of the campaign?
Going back to what I said at the start of this interview about marketing: a sound marketing strategy plays a crucial role in every campaign, but particularly in those where the ROI is expected to be measurable.
For example, a startup providing dog-walking and pet care services may have budgeted $100,000 for a “branding campaign” and decides to spend that entire amount on TV advertising as it has the widest reach in terms of eyeballs. They may see that for an hour following each ad spot, visits to their website go up by 5000%. Is this an acceptable ROI?
The reality is that many dog-owners look for recommendations for pet care from their neighbours and friends, preferring to entrust their pet to a tried and tested independent local operator or individual rather than to a big, shiny company whose ad they saw on TV.
So, for $100,000 the client has ended up with an excellent creative TV ad (brief met); 5000 new visitors to their website (engagement goal met); and two new clients (ROI not met).
A sound marketing strategy based on knowing what influences customer behaviour would have resulted in a much cheaper, smaller and more personal local awareness campaign with a far higher conversion rate.
Jupilings: How do experience and engagement play an essential role in new measuring metrics-
MM: It really depends very much on your product, your target market and – of course – what counts as “engagement.” If you’re a media company, you probably want your audience to be using your app, or visiting your website, multiple times a day – if only to kill time. If you’re selling expensive handcrafted jewellery for women, you may be satisfied with a customer visiting your website twice a year, provided she spend a decent amount of time browsing and – from time to time – finds what she came for.
I think where digital engagement becomes more important is in customer retention and long-term sustainability. The more you permeate different aspects of your customer’s life, (sell them a sports shoe and then measure every mile they run) the more you’re building a mutual relationship, which equals brand loyalty.
Jupilings: What type of results are realistic for branding budget and time-
MM: This is really unanswerable. It depends on the brief, the objective, the agency and a multitude of other factors.
Three rules that you always follow in brand management:
Be authentic – it avoids disappointment.
Don’t claim anything you can’t prove.
Remember that a brand is made up of every part of your business: your product, your employees’ experience, your customer service, your values and many other things.. not just your logo.
The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative
The drawing in of breath; inhalation
Whatever your angle, to reach that elevated feeling, a prepared mind is required to interact with the information received from the exterior. By this I mean, you are partly responsible for an inspiration to happen. The knowledge, the efforts and the discipline must be cultivated to recognize an inspirational experience. You will not be stricken by a sudden flash of inspiration only when you are prepared for it. Therefore, preparation is one of the key ingredients.
Naturally, other conditions allow light-bulb moments to happen. A recall of a memory, an experience beyond the normal level, and an open mind attitude. Moments of clarity achieved by getting rid of self-serving concerns and restraints makes us aware of new possibilities. Clearly, inspiration favors minds that are open and actively engage in new adventures. Besides, inspired individuals live a purposeful life with the sense of gratitude because of that transcendence state.
Indeed, there is a difference between being inspired and being motivated by the inspiration to act. How to create that sense of urgency to actualize the inspiration? Certainly by perceiving the essential value of our goal or desires subjectively and removing any apprehension of how attainable it is. That desirability of the expected reward is a powerful motivator that creates excitement and compels us to put the effort for achievement.
Another remarkably important trigger to take action on your inspiration is exposure to inspiring individuals, leaders and role models. Observing how they accumulate and share their knowledge to manage their lives, their resources or their careers. How they motivate and empower to manage people at all levels. How they enable creativity in the face of challenging situations.
Finally, keep in mind,
The heights of human motivation spring from the beauty and goodness that precede us and awaken us to better possibilities. Thrash and Elliot.
Art a positive influence, art plays a significant role in cultural tolerance, civic engagement, or political movements. It boosts communities’ local economy, connects the newcomers, develops critical thinking and problem solving, or impels corporations to support the collective through investment.
Since Web 1.0, fostering a more robust economy, cultural inclusions, and reinforcing the understanding among diverse ethnicities and identities have been transformed beyond physical or geographical borders. Fast forward to this day, removal of the global boundaries through blockchain technology has morphed into trusting the strangers by generating and validating smart contracts. A technology that is rooted in transparency and unconstrained collaboration.
By embracing the blockchain technology’s vast potential, DADA.nyc encourages artistic aspirations, enables the artists to sell their digital artworks, and be compensated in real-time. The underpinning inclination of this social network is to create a collaborative platform for anyone to express their ideas through art and generate financial value for the artist. DADA.nyc’s marketplace is about honoring creativity and establishing the element of scarcity to appreciate the artistic works.
DADA.nyc offers simple tools to push your imagination, ignite your inner passion, initiate partnerships with the artists or the audience, and create MAGIC. The application reveals the art’s provenance, and its cooperative ecosystem bypasses “gatekeepers” & champions fair financial reward for the artist.
Here is my exclusive interview with Beatriz Ramos, an artist, entrepreneur, film director, producer, illustrator & founder of DADA.nyc. I would like to thank Judy Mam, Co-founder, and CMO of DADA.nyc and Beatriz Ramos for their time and friendly cooperation for this interview.
Jupilings: Tell us about yourself and how you got into art:
Beatriz Ramos:I was an introverted child and spent a good part of my childhood drawing by myself. I didn’t get into art; I was an artist, and I was lucky that my parents encouraged me to be just that.
Jupilings: What is the outside force that compels you to create, leading to a novel idea?
Beatriz Ramos:It’s actually an inside force, a combination of two things: First, I get bored with trends, anything done too many times becomes derivative and uninteresting. I’m not great with conformity, either. I look for what’s unique and personal. Second, in that quest for my own personal voice, I always approach everything I do from the inside out. I try to understand and articulate my motivations, my needs, my values, my concerns, my skills, what makes me tick. What are the life experiences that inform my point of view about the world? I take the same approach, whether for a project, a team, or an organization. Those insights are the base for all the creative decisions I make.
Jupilings: Do you have a creative pattern, routines, or rituals?
Beatriz Ramos:I enjoy the process regardless of the outcome. I trust that if I had fun and loved the experience, it’ll translate into results. I get bored if I repeat myself, so I push myself out of my comfort zone. I put myself in a place where I have no control. Figuring out how to get out of it is exciting, and the new things I discover are rewarding. Melancholy is the mood where I feel more creative, so I listen to very sad music and drink coffee by the window. I love rainy and snowy days. I collect objects that I find beautiful or interesting: rocks, rusty nails, vintage toys, bones, wood printing press letters, instruments, old keys, etc. They inspire me, and I use them in my work. I embrace limitations, mistakes, imperfection, and happy accidents. Ultimately, being creative is part of who we are. I exercise creativity constantly in everything I do.
Jupilings: What’s the best advice you ever had about how to be more creative?
Beatriz Ramos: I can’t think of anything that stuck with me.
Jupilings: What is DADA about?
Beatriz Ramos:Dada.nyc is a platform where people speak to each other through drawings and create collaborative art. Anyone can join. For us, anyone can be an artist; there is no good or bad art, it’s all about self-expression and collaboration.
Jupilings: How can an artist make money on DADA?
Beatriz Ramos: We are using blockchain technology to create an economy within our community. We are selling limited edition “Rare Digital Art” created on Dada with IP protection and ownership proof. Soon we will issue our own currency, and creators will be able to earn Dada tokens for drawing, curating, and contributing value to the community.
Jupilings: The blockchain technology provides an incentive for the artist to be in charge and gain from their artwork. What about the investors or patrons of the art? What is the motivation for them?
Beatriz Ramos:Value is subjective. We are looking for new ways for people to receive value from our community beyond the price they pay for artwork. For some collectors, it may be being part of the creative process, or connect in meaningful ways with artists they like; for other people, it may be that they are supporting a community with values they share, or simply that when their drawing made them smile when they were having a bad day. We are creating a system of incentives with more to do with receiving a valuable experience than just capital.
Jupilings: How have you decided on the commercial value of the secondary market’s artwork when it is resold by the first owner?
Beatriz Ramos:We don’t. The seller and buyer decide that. In fact, we don’t think the value of the artwork is equal to the price someone pays for it. There may be an incredible piece of art that nobody wants to buy or that can’t be purchased. We did use blockchain to make sure that every time a particular artwork is sold, a percentage of that profit automatically goes to the artist. Our smart contract can track and verify every transaction and send the money to the artist in real-time, without intermediaries.
Jupilings: What role does an artist have in society?
Beatriz Ramos:Creativity is part of human nature, but societies have evolved in a way where only a few can experience the joy and marvel of creation like artists do. As a result, artists are the ones that don’t conform, we think outside of the box, we create beauty, we inspire people, we speak truth to power, we challenge the status quo. At Dada, we believe it is important for anyone to exercise creative self-expression, so our society becomes more diverse, inclusive, and just.
Jupilings: What are your tips about building a brand name as an artist?
Beatriz Ramos: I think the concept of a brand name is toxic. My tip is to avoid falling on that trap at all costs. I believe artists should spend their time experimenting, honing their skills, playing, creating, and figuring out the most difficult thing to achieve as an artist: finding your own voice.
Jupilings: What does women empowerment mean to you?
Beatriz Ramos: A reminder that we still have to reclaim the fundamental intrinsic right women have to be free and independent of this day and age.
Jupilings: What do you do to conquer fear or self-doubt:
Beatriz Ramos: I rarely feel fear or self-doubt. Perhaps it is about the joy of living and experiencing new things, trusting that the more we do, the more we grow. Embracing failure is part of the process.
Jupilings: What is your life motto?
Beatriz Ramos:To experience life to its fullest.
The featured image is Abbas Kiarostami by Beatriz Ramos.
Beatriz Ramos is an artist, entrepreneur, film director, producer, and illustrator. She is the founder of Dancing Diablo Studio in New York and the inventor of Dada.nyc, a visual conversation platform where people speak to each other through drawings. Images courtesy of DADA.nyc.
Everyone has a brand! The impressions, we leave behind, are combinations of how we have reflected our traits and presented ourselves. Done correctly, it serves as a compass for personal development, establishes credibility and is instrumental to our success. Personal branding starts with the ability to outline your skills, intellect, strengths and style. It gives you a clear focus using your best elements and what sets you apart. Once defined, you will be able to shape your brand voice.
The very first step is to pen down:
Who you are! You can use simple terms to define your attributes, such as:
cheerful, confident, culturally curious, witty,….
What is your mission another word your brand promise? An example would be:
“I have a positive outlook, I bring passion and creativity to my work and I am in my element when I help others,…
Define guidelines by thinking of what is your brand and what is not:
Bohemian not conventional; lighthearted not poker-faced; compassionate not indifferent,..
Write 5 words that best describe your core values & guiding principles. The essential qualities that you live by and they create value and connection. Such as:
Aspirational, spirited, caring, loyal, honest,…
The exercise gives you a solid foundation to create a coherent brand voice that holds together all your efforts and communication through any medium, to establish your brand.
Now, bringing the brand voice to life has a clear path. Your social media engagements, your style, your interactions are all guided by a set of references that articulates your personality.
Featured image: artwork by Metis Atash – Crystal Buddas Sculptures
Your commitment to your natural talents, your learned skills and your intentions creates your personal branding statement. Specifically, you are responsible for aligning your intentions, and your strengths to communicate your brand. Your approach to craft a statement should not be to classify, state a job description or a goal, but what makes you memorable, solid and competent.
Your personal brand statement shouldn’t be more than two sentences. Start with your personal & professional attributes, make a list and then choose the ones that people recognize you for and more importantly you are able to deliver to the standard of expectations consistently.
Once you narrowed down your list, choose the ones that make you different, bring value to others and solve problems. Ask yourself questions like:
In what way I am different from others?
How my perspective in life brings about improvement?
How do I perform differently compared to others?
Why am I interesting to others?
What experience do people feel when they meet me or work with me?
How can I help others?
What kind of activity engages me for a long time?
Why people come to me for help?
What makes me stay focused on a task?
How do people introduce me?
Recognizing your unique value proposition, allows you to echo your promise. This commitment is your “unique selling proposition”. By leveraging your experiences, your values, your training and skills, you give a different colour to your brand. For the most part, your point of difference is your unique selling proposition. Therefore, developing a concise and clear narrative about your distinct reputation helps you to stand out.
To help you get started, here are few examples of personal brand statements of influencers , retrieved from twitter bios or other sources:
Richard Branson: “Tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Otherwise known as Dr. Yes at @virgin!”
Michelle Obama: “Girl from the South Side and former First Lady. Wife, mother, dog lover. Always hugger-in-chief.”
Oprah Winfrey: “To be a teacher. And to be known for inspiring my students to be more than they thought they could be.”
Chiara Ferragni: “Love fiercely (and don’t forget to stop along the way to take photos).”
Digital art is about imaging the reality as you want. It is perpetual, interpretive and reflects the outlook of different cultures. It allows the artist to connect the dots between creativity, perceptions, desires, popular and high cultures. An art that communicates the unsaid and allows you to experience visually other senses.