Killing the dove in the depths of my being… oh the innocence and naivety that once was. There is no longing for peace. No wishful thinking. No longer a sense of purity. There is none whatsoever.
As the dove falls into nothingness, it cried with tears of blood and anguish. With every last breath it flaps it’s wings in the hopes to fly up, but soon realises that it’s only prolonging its suffering and demise.
A shine of light slowly seeps in, feathers of dark tints of black, purple and blue boasts itself as it descends from above. A black bird that is often misunderstood and only associated with death and ill omen. But it is more than that, at least it is to me. It shows the magical entity of death; when one dies, another is born. And so change can happen once again.
But as the black bird descends towards the dove, it reaches towards it with its talons. Is it here to help? Or, Is it here to feed on its flesh?
Only time will tell.
“If you have read my New Years blog last year, you will know that 2019 wasn’t so good for me either. But as promised, I made the most out of 2020.
Today marks the first year after losing both my grandfathers, I wonder if they’d agree with me.
This year has been a bit of a shit show for everyone, but there is one thing that 2020 has made abundantly clear… we need a new beginning in 2021.
There is no doubt that we individually faced multiple challenges at once. Although at times it was heart-breaking, we were still able to get an insight into what is happening both around us and within us. I’m sure many of you were able to learn more about yourselves during quarantine, questioning what it is you were brought here to do.
So for 2021, let’s look forward to a new beginning… One that can bring back some playfulness into our lives. One that brings about growth from what we have learned about ourselves and our cities. One where no duck is running a country… thank fuck.
the hoodie design
The artwork features two jellyfish at ‘play’, flowing in a circular motion. But why jellyfish? Well, jellyfish can sense changes in the water in order to move along and/or against the tide which shows off their ability to change direction despite the force of nature. It comes to no surprise that they are quite a resilient species.
The design holds quite a lot of meaning… so what else do YOU see?