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Does it really matter Who I am?
Does it really matter Who I may become?
Does it really matter Who You are?
In fact, I think it matters not to any of the above.
I think I can be you at times, and you can be me at times.
What matters is how we choose to show it and if we decide to show it.
One of the many reasons I refused to share my creative work was because of many other reasons that stopped me choosing to do so.
Sometimes I felt no one would really get me.
Sometimes I felt what is the point, no one’s going to buy anything and I’m still stuck at paying my bills.
Sometimes I felt that why must I share? It’s my work…all mine…and only mine (like Gollum from The Lord of The Rings)
But then, after a couple of years of forcing myself to be a part of a social networking site, I realized that even if I was struggling to pay my bills and all I had were complements about my work and no buyer, these honest appreciations kept me alive. Kept my art alive. Even if I withdrew from socializing and often deactivated myself from the rest of the world, I was still painting. Still drawing…still creating…every stroke brought in a different appreciation, a different perception, a different share…and it still keeps me going.
Most of my art work have been created at different periods in my life. Some of these works exist and some do not, while some continue existing. You may notice differences in all my styles. This is why I work for DMAE, that is: ‘Depends On My Alter Ego’. I would not go much into the psycho-babble of that term. I’d rather leave it for my doctor and therapist and those within the system to think about it.
What I do know is; at different points in my life, I am a different person. And this different person creates what she or he has to create to deal with that particular trauma or experience. We all have different hats and masks. Mine might be a bit more exaggerated and thus becomes a disorder. Who does not experience the same?…yet with certain differences.
So this is how my art evolves into being what it is. Sometimes abstract, sometimes graphic, sometimes a cartoon, sometimes a mixture of all…quite like our varied human emotions, thoughts and experiences which constantly changes every nanosecond.
…by the end of this sentence I already am a different person.
“in her spare time, the artist is a well-integrated schizophrenic ghost who also dances the tandav in thunderstorms and occasionally rides lightning bolts with Thor…” – by a friend
SO WELCOME TO VAL’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE!
To make it user-friendly, you will observe the buttons on the left bar that upon clicking shall take you to another post or blog.
BIO – A little about Val. From ‘What I am’ now changed to ‘Who I am’.
BOOK – Val’s first autobiography and redirects to TheSchizophrenist.com . A one stop for all her published works.
THE ARTIST’S GALLERY. – Val’s art work also redirects to another blog.
MOVIE – A story of Val’s recovery and her very own source of creativity, redirects to http://www.theschizophrenist.com
NEWS: Some of Val’s article, written by her or by others.
FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions that I would have already answered. I tend to repeat myself very often, thus I can’t promise the same answer to the same question – and my mind changes itself pretty often too.
CONTACT: Get in touch with Val.