It was truly exciting to work on The Sketchbook Project in the 2015-2016 year. I approached the book as something of an intersection of my life at home, which is relatively contained and safe, and the lives of others and atrocities being played out Nationally and Internationally through the media.
It really helped me as an artist, to relate circumstance and society to my work, and ultimately to my identity in a much stronger sense. It is one thing to be taught values and to know what you believe. It is another thing entirely to confront yourself with those values and feel them. It was sometimes uncomfortable, very uncomfortable actually. Other times it was cathartic, connecting and really reinforced that my value system was indeed internalized and something of which I could be grateful to have been taught.
To view the entire Sketchbook, visit The Sketchbook Project‘s Library. Take a look around at the other books while you’re there, too.