Lockdown 2020 (2020) acrylic on canvas 70cm x70cm
What We Leave Behind Us :Time to Reflect Love and Honour.
Remembering my estranged father:
I wrote and posted a letter to you my father - addressed to the universe
I told you I no longer blamed you for the colour of my skin
Racism is not your fault but is - the reason we have never met.
I thanked you and my estranged mother for my life, and told you that In searching for you I had found myself
I promised I would make good use of this lifetime and hoped we’d meet - one day.
Honouring the men in my life, and creatives in my life, of all creatives I haven’t met yet.
My sisters I honour you - Michael my partner, Arike my friend, Aundre my brother, I honour you and your struggles - your love has reached me! My children and grands I honour you
Because our mission is great our struggles are difficult
Because our Vision is great our struggles are compassionate
Because our compassion is great our outlook is beautiful
Because our outlook is beautiful our hearts grow bigger
Because our hearts are big we are sometimes perceived as weak
Because we are sometimes perceived as weak our creativity is felt by others hearts
Connections and love is therefore - what we leave We leave behind us
Ebun Culwin 2020