Because of my prestigious background*, recently I was presented with a box of over 300 original artworks from my childhood. I was raised an only child and I was prolific. I experimented with so many subjects and styles, dabbled in so many media. I decided not to hang onto all these priceless artworks but I decided to document them for posterity nevertheless.
*A long line of hoarders.
"I don't do drugs. I am drugs." - Salvador Dali and I.
Below we have a terrific example of mixed media. Olek who?
I had a profound interest in traditional and tribal art forms. Here's a fine example of Warli art.
And an indication of a promising future as a henna artist
Self portraits were my jam.
"I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best." - Frida Kahlo and I.
I was really inspired by nature.
Fact: I wanted to be a botanist. (This is a real fact.)
I was good at painting mountains.
A lot of mountains. RIP marker pens.
And I made a whole lot of architectural drawings.
I wasn't always a realist.
Oh hey MoMA called they want their geometric abstraction back.
But by the time I was ten, I moved strictly to socio political art.
And lastly, my favourite. And the only one I'm framing.
Guess I was in a really dark place in life when I made it.