I could buy anything I wanted, but I wasn’t content. I was respected at work, but inside I felt empty, drained, anxious and isolated from the world. One day I found myself on the trading floor feeling deeply confused and questioning my entire life.
My career kicked-off at the heart of the financial market working as a trader in a world famous bank. From day one, violence was easy to spot around me. From everyday microaggressions, to downright outbursts and verbal abuse, it is no surprise that the financial sector can be vexing to the spirit.
Inkiri Piracanga is an intentional beachside community founded in 2003 in Brazil’s northeastern coast. In the last thirteen years, it has become an international reference of alternative living, with its model based on spirituality and harmony with nature.
It is widely accepted that to make art, or at least good art, an artist draws on and is inspired by certain feelings and emotions, be them positive or negative. After all it’s these emotions, conveyed by artists, which make us, the wider audience, relate to and be moved by their work.