“Art is technique: a means by which to materialize the invisible realm of the mind. As such, my art is an emblematic rendering of part of my mind in visible form—or perhaps we might say, samplings from my consciousness.”
Hiroshi Sugimoto, “Mediterranean Sea, Cassis,” 1989
"She removes her wig, her eyelashes, her makeup, never breaking eye contact with the reflection of her natural self. It’s an intimate, powerful moment television doesn’t often show: A black woman removing all the elements white supremacy tells her she has to wear to be beautiful, successful, powerful." (x)
We’ve been given these incredible tools for connecting worldwide, we’re capable of so much. I sometimes feel as though some other species may do better with the technology we have. So many people, so busy creating this perfect image for mass approval. We’re only scratching the surface of what we’re capable of. I’d rather see the flaws, imperfections, struggles, uniqueness, new ideas, passions. I want to see individuals connecting in social change, power for a cause, a revolution. Creating a space for everyone, not this narrow image of what we should be, inevitably isolating, and enforcing gross discrimination against everyone on the other side of it, whether you want to see that or not. I’d always rather be honest than popular.