Focus On The Creative
is a platform directed toward the exploration, celebration and promotion of creative thinking, creative problem solving, the creative arts and the creative path to independence.

Tru FireElectric has vision for creating positively to touch the heart, spirit, mind and soul of us all. Something like how *The Sun* works, which is what her name "Tru FireElectric" pays homage.

Walk in the Light.


Painting as Visual Poetry: Jean-Michel Basquiat There is something special about the deliberateness of Art as well as its "hidden colors". Basquiat was a master at creating his work somewhere in a place of balance, where his paintings read like books of mathematics because he took into account and accounted for so much. If you are uncertain about your past or future, map it out in the paint. Utilize whatever medium works best intuitively to reproduce your life's story as organically as Basquiat does. With Art you can't go wrong. It's all a matter of Self Expression. :) Consider the folllowing: "This painting has had at least three different titles at different times: El Gran Espectáculo and History of Black People as well as the current name, The Nile. How is each name appropriate in its own way? What would you choose to call this painting? What does this painting say about Basquiat's personal heritage as a black, male, Caribbean, Brooklyn-born, Spanish-speaking artist? How does The Nile make you think about your own heritage?" Credit: "Street to Studio: The Art of Jean-Michel Bisquiat" via the brooklyn museum Heritage: What is it? The breeze blowing the leaves of family trees Depositing Seeds planted in dark places Only the memories implanted in our genes Do the remembering We are the minerals in the soil We are born witnesses, witnessing The growth of Culture The Ancient Egyptian Nubians say "Shu" Referring to the Legacy of Wind Left behind in me and you The very life we breathe through You inhale as I give HERITAGE A passageway in your nostrils We are now 2 LUNGS growing 2gether LEGACY lasting forever and ever ever Babies born out of Mama's air pocket Attached to her umbilical snorkel Linked to the ANCESTOR: OXYGEN, Heritage? Just another Self Contradictory assumption Nah, just another page from HER-STORY... - Poem Excerpt by Tru FireElectric 2014 "I'd say my mother gave me all the primary things. The art came from her." — Jean-Michel Basquiat Focus On The Creative

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