! I am an artist and a poet. My practice is about sharing
personal truth, insight and revelation about the human
! I attempt to do this through the medium of
installation, whereby I invite the audience to engage
with the work and the act of participation becomes
part of the piece itself.
! My objective is to extend an invitation to commit to
the communication of wellbeing, self-love, inner-peace
and connectivity, so that in the face of surmounting
state austerity and corporate greed, where the quarterly
profit margin is prioritised over and above family,
community, human dignity and environmental
sustainability, one can offer a healthy comparison.
! This can be achieved by engaging in right-brain
activities that reconnects an individual with a sense of
innocence and play in order to rediscover and form
new neurological pathways in the brain.
! In this way, according to brain scientist: Dr. Jill Bolte
Taylor; one can choose to ‘step to the right of one’s left
hemisphere’ at any given moment in time, in order to
run the ‘deep inner-peace circuitry’ that is characteristic of
the right hemisphere of the brain.
! In the words of Thích Nhất Hạnh: ‘Peace is every step’
however, in order to walk a path of 'mindfulness' (ie: left
and right hemispheres working together) one must keep
challenging one’s concepts of self-identity (left
hemisphere) within the context of the larger scheme of
things (right hemisphere), to move beyond old limiting
programming and divisive stereotypical-labels such as
gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation,
marital status, disability, salary, postcode, elitism, etc.
to redefine the boundaries of ones inherited cultural
and social roles.
! This constitutes a hemispherical union that initiates
self-love and facilitates it’s outer expression as
compassion and humility.
! This is the true sense of the co-joining, dovetailing
union between Yin and Yang. For Yin and Yang is not
something out there, these qualities exist within ones
own cranium. It is the perpetual dance of duality and
polarity within the self and within each other. Love is
unity. Fear is the division of unity.
! In order for humanity to evolve humanity must learn
to engage and apply both sides of the brain equally.
Not one to the exclusion of the other, but both, to
integrate the perspective of the ‘I’ and the ‘I am’ as part
of the ‘Whole’, the ‘We are’, and the: we are all here now
and in this together.
! This is also the reason for why humanity appears not
to have evolved beyond the multiplicity of the ego, and
appears to be making exactly the same mistakes related
to power, greed, control, self-importance, conflict and
war etc., as it was thousands of years ago, because
humanity’s decision making process is still dominated
by the same left-brained ego-mind that operates solely
from a place of self-interest and instant, short-term
gratification, without engaging the vision for a long-
term communal best interest that is characteristic of
! As soon as we choose to come online to embrace and
integrate the sensory nature of the right hemisphere of
the brain, to support and balance our left-brain
thought processes, humankind will make monumental
leaps and bounds forwards, discovering and developing
a plethora of new, exciting and inspirational ways to
cement a deeper sense of communal responsibility,
committed to finding ecologically sustainable growth
solutions whilst healing old grievances easily and
! Author and spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson
says that: "Righteousness means 'right use' of the mind and
the only right use of the mind is love”.
! And so I propose that this is how one can begin
making heart-supported choices, by engaging our right
hemispheres of our brains, (the sensory, feeling, center that
connects the heart, tempers the ego and is committed to
communicating peace) to balance and support our logical,
rational, thinking left-brain, (the ego-mind that offers the
incessant internal dialogue that can often border upon the
tyrannical) creating an inner-outer union, rather than
! This union between the hemispheres is the process of
becoming fully conscious, where the 'Off' becomes an
'On' and where the 'Zero' becomes a 'One'. This is also
how consciousness can spread like a wildfire virus,
where whole countries can become united over night,
just like switching on an electric light. Align Right.
! Dr Jill Bolte Taylor - My Stroke of Insight:
A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (Published by
Hachette UK, 2009)
! Thích Nhất Hạnh - Peace is Every Step (Published by
Bantam Books, USA, 1991)
! Karen Lazar - Hemispheres: Inside a stroke (Published
by Modjaji Books and Worldreader, South Africa, 2011)
! Marianne Williamson - 'The Law of Divine
Compensation’ (Published by HarperOne, USA, 2012)