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THE HUMAN CANVAS Pride Tribe Project

THE HUMAN CANVAS PRIDE TRIBE PROJECT

2011-2021 AN ARTISTIC VISUAL VISION OF THE LGBTQ EXPERIENCE

THE VISION

A creative journey, a collaborative group of artist - the  result, a collection of inspirational and thought provoking images and artwork inspired by our reality, our dreams and our community.

As a visual artist - I have always been attracted to brilliant colors, almost gaudy. I feel as though the life of the color corresponds to the brilliancy of it.  I love Middle Eastern combinations of teal, fuchsia, orange - South America's use of cerilium blue, lime green and yellow - the Orients fascination with the sanctity of red, the serenity of blue.

As a child, tribal painting, body and cave, fascinated me - the organic use of line and shape was simple yet brilliant to me.

I love the look of cracked paint on one's skin, it is almost as if the soul was a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, when on is painted - you see a response of the person being painted return to a childhood exuberance and joy of life.  No matter what age, being painted allows a form of pretend play as it was when we were children.

I wanted to bring all of these elements together in one project - this project, the Human Canvas Pride Tribe, gives participants and viewers a chance to be the artist, canvas and observer all at once.  The exploration of how colors on the skins surface are just that - color - once painted, no matter what color, we all become the same in the unity of paint - a tribe, so to speak.

Would it not be amazing if we all allowed ourselves to be as brilliant without the paint? One world, one tribe - The Human Canvas Pride Tribe Project. Our similarities outweigh the differences - color your world.