Art in Heaven 2012
'We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.' Is a quote I heard when I was younger. Ever since I heard it, I have thought deeply about what I believe in. Each person has a different belief but if your family is Christian, does is mean you have to be? Is it really our choice? I have heard it many times, for example when I ask people what football team they support. When I ask this, people say a certain team, be it Arsenal, Tottenham or any other football team, but when I ask why, I get replies like 'because my family does.'
The artwork I have created is saying that we do have a choice. There is a man in my artwork, he is holding his arms up in the air and watching the sun rise. This man represents the fact that the world is what you want it to be. Also there is a drawing of a mountain; the mountain shows that, no matter how steep life gets, you have to climb the mountain to succeed.
Around the picture, there are words; 'freedom, values, love, faith, hope, spirituality, independence and peace.' In my opinion, every person should have these qualities, not to succeed in life but to be happy in life. I have not put words like 'money, business or greed' because these things do not mean happiness. We decide our future, we decide what we want, we have a voice.