Artist | Student | Traditional Art
For many of us the realm of fantasy and fairy tales is more desirable then our own depressing reality. For me it is the only place I’ve ever known. From a young age I would delve into this separate reality slaying dragons and wot not but I was always sad that I could not share this imagery with others. As Christmas draws near I look back on my life and the drastic changes within myself I have in counted but this always remains the same.
I have never truly separated myself from my separate reality. I remember at one time, that I realised that I should stop spending so much time in this “fake” world and focus on what I see in front of me. I quickly disregarded this and went and played some more computer games. For me this imagining is what makes me who I am. Fairy tales, Folk law, fantasy, sci-fi whatever it is I embrace it and through it , in the most literal sense, have found myself.
I am not a talented artist in any sense but this overwhelming desire to share this reality with others is what drives me to become better. The characters I create are little parts of myself heightened to the extreme, a place I can never reach. They are almost perfect on the outside but each has ugliness on the inside, scars that shape them into the mighty hero’s that vanquish the evil of their land. Each is something I wish I were and something that I’m glad I’m not. Many cannot draw, which I find awfully tragic.
While I may be young and you may laugh at me when I say this, I like anyone have over come hardships in my life. I will not bore you with my whining’s, I have had a okay life so far. I must admit however that until recently I realised that I have never been happy. I was like my character, ugly inside. I am not proud of what I was, but I am proud that I overcame this.
My separate reality is my home. No matter were I am or whom I am with, I will always have my own fairy tales to re-enact. As Gregory Maguire wrote “ in our hearts, while we may never be lions, or princes, or powerful witches on broomsticks, we know ourselves for who we truly are. Fantastic.” And in that place is where I am whole.
I wish you every Happiness.