© Thierry Chatelain, American Indian man with Feathers.
Many years ago, I found and bought a print which talked to me. It was a print of a painting made by American artist Thierry Chatelain. Back then I didn’t know I would become an artist. I bought this print because, to me, it represented a “spiritual force”. It was the image of an American Indian man whose serene gaze looking out into the space gave me comfort, it made feel peaceful. The image also included an Eagle as if he was wearing it as a crown, two single blue and brown feathers, one of my favorite color combinations, to complete his look he was wrapped around with an American Indian rug, with interesting prints and colors, he was also wearing handmade jewellery made of organic materials, such as leather, feathers and shells. There was also a wing protruding from his “inside” all of this set against a red background that looks like an astrology constellation. I have kept this print, always hanging in my kitchen wall. When we moved to our new house, I forgot to display it, I put it aside up until yesterday, when I realized that everything I am doing right now, in regards to my projects and work has something to do with, this “spiritual force”. I have always had it in me and it has been with me throughout my visual arts studies, my degree papers and my life. I feel we all have it, we just have to be connected to it, we just have to find it in us. Thank You, Thierry Chatelain!