OUR FACE OF OURS IS REVEALED
posted by Jennifer Jean Okumura
Art and its ability to elevate people inspire me and how I perceived 2020 and into 2021 felt like every day for creatives. On some level, art is life—telling a story or simply creating is our life.
As artists, we are in tune with the activity of those, both past and present, who push the envelope to the maximum of what is defined as art. Life’s honest words can best be summed up in a line by Jorge Luis Borges (from “Dreamtigers”), “Art must be like that mirror, that reveals to us this face of ours.” Our open and honest imagery and words were a way to express oneself – it was vital, not just therapeutic. It revealed our thirst for world stories never told – this became a mission and the essence of our heartfelt narratives of resilience, healing, solidarity, and freedom.