Why did I start creating art – this way?
When the stars align and you are guided to follow them to exciting uncharted artistic territory, whether it be in front of the camera or as the photographer. I was there with wonder and enthusiasm. Also I just happened to find the love of my life, who is also creative soul and was a fashion photographer at the time that catapulted me into a world where creativity was constant and prerequisite.
Art has always been a part of my life in one form or another my whole entire life. I could go on about how I started creating from a very young age, but most creatives start young. As I progressed in my life’s adventures from painting to photography, I embraced everything and anything that could express the beauty of colors and forms.
When I create art it’s almost like opening a box of the most decadent chocolates. I have a tremendous amount of joy and want to savor the process with each and every step. I don’t want to miss out on any emotion of beauty as it develops in front of my eyes.
But in Fall of 2016 I received some unexpected news, I had uterine cancer. I don’t know of too many people that “expect” that kind of news, but after a lifetime of leading a very health conscious lifestyle, it was a bit of a shock. During the eight-months that followed I went through chemotherapy and surgery. There were some tough days of pain, nausea and anxiety that making art provided a much needed escape for those sometimes overwhelming feelings.
In my imaginary world there were beautiful images and colors that danced before me as I created. In my pretend world, there wasn’t pain, anxiety or being afraid. There was beauty, love and a reassurance that all would be okay. I also realized that people worldwide could step away just for a moment to feel beauty and love. Just a moment in time to take that person away from reality to forget their anxieties and everyday struggles to see a beautiful world that only existed in this special place.
It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a paintbrush, camera or computer. All are used as a tool to amplify the creative process and help the viewer forget everyday imagery and tune into a new dimension of emotionally feeling and experiencing art. Re-inventing and editing the unimportant information of an image to project and evoke an emotion on the viewer. Re-imagining colors and shapes to enliven the soul of all that see my art.
Creatively Ever After – Inci
Update: Some of you have inquired how I was doing…Regarding my cancer, the doctors have pronounced me cancer free and the residual lingering side effects of chemotherapy are diminishing day by day. My only side effects now are some neuropathy in my feet and insomnia.