The words within the image represent the feeling
that has overwhelmed my mind since the breath-taking journey to
the Fiji Islands. The piece of a memory that will never shatter
away like an old mirror, but remain strong, and remind me of the
incredible voyage that impacted my life in such amazing ways. For
the events that I encountered were completely indescribable- the
land, the scene, the people, the atmosphere of just being present
in such a feel-good environment.
The idea of stepping in as a stranger and connecting
individually with so many others was so fulfilling we became
a part of each other on that trip.
The piece I chose represents the swirling thoughts
that move throughout my mind when I reminisce the journey. From
the traditional kava to the masi stenciling, to the cascading waterfalls.
The piece is also a dedication to one of the best
graffiti artists I have ever had the chance to get acquainted with
and call a friend. For my original final project was nearly completed
back in August, but as events occur, I was led to a new inspiration
and decided to reconsider my project; ended up starting over. I
wanted to represent this for, perhaps, one of the only flaws that
tainted the experience. I wanted to represent his style that had
caught my attention so, from the very first day I had encountered
this person, and all his unique ways.
The piece I am presenting is illustrated with
pen and ink and rendered in PhotoShop. It is dedicated to one of
the most fulfilling experiences of a lifetime, and to Alex White.
May him, and everyone that had joined me on the journey out into
the unknown, find their true place, and always carry the memory.
revised October 31, 2002