What happens to our creative practice when big changes occur in our lives? How does that affect how we see ourselves as artists? In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle reflect on the recent changes in their lives and how that’s affected their identities as artists and how this theme of change is part of the journey many artists experience in their lifetimes. Suleika Jaouad, a best selling author was diagnosed with lukemia at the age of 22 and has gone on to embrace her writing career with the release of her memoir ‘Between Two Kingdoms: The Story of a Life Interrupted’ and now writes the Isolation Journals that she shares with her community. Clarke Reynolds, a vision impaired artist who is currently having his first London exhibition of his brightly coloured braille dot art that tells the story of his journey.
ARTISTS, LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED:
- Suleika Jaouad
- Clarke Reynolds’s first London exhibition
- Michelle’s grandfather Edward (Ted) Blackmore’s book Adventure, Adversity and Achievement (2002)
Credits: “Goodness & Mercy” Jennifer Ruth Russell (www.jenniferruthrussell.com)