Recently I participated in a photo exhibition, where the only limitation was to choose one color for a balloon. I chose purple because purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple can also represent wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.
Personally, purple reminded me of music – from Prince's “Purple Rain” to one of my favorite song “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix said “I dream a lot and I put a lot of my dreams down as songs”. The Purple Haze, was about a dream I had that I was walking under the sea”.
Lyrics to “Purple Haze”
Purple Haze was in my brain,
lately things don't seem the same,
actin' funny but I don't know why
'scuse me while I kiss the sky.
Purple Haze all around,
don't know if I'm coming up or down.
Am I happy or in misery?
Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me.
Purple Haze was in my eyes,
don't know if it's day or night
you've got me blowing, blowing my mind
is it tomorrow or just the end of time?
As a dreamer, I connect to this song. The purple man is my alter ego. I would like to take you on a trip with me....to my alternate world.
l hope you will enjoy the voyage!
In 2012, I started to work with Johnny Botts (painter) We collaborated on a special project titled “Spaced Together”. This collaboration was a success with collectors, with the “Sail Away” piece featured in the NY Times.
The Second Journey
The Second Journey continues with more adventures for our robot(s) and spaceships. As the robots live and work in space, they encounter many day-to-day scenarios such as: where’s the parking lot for space ships? can we work with one phone? Cruising in outer space, we come across San Francisco’s iconic sklyline with Mt.Sutro, Golden Gate Bridge, the Pyramid Building. as well as Diamond shaped galaxies and Donut shaped spaceships. The collaboration process starts with my abstract photographs – allowing viewers to see backgrounds reminiscent of a forest, volcanic eruptions, prison cell and galactic spaces. In reality, these textured backgrounds are taken from urban facades, sidewalks, as well as concrete and metal stains. Painter, Johnny Botts adds another dimension with his vibrant, whimsical robots and spaceships laced with humor. In “Robot Camp”, the 2 robots are shown working on their camp fire with a non-futuristic “tent”. The greening of space ship travels include “Daisy” exhaust fumes with “Diamond” shape galaxies shown when they are in warp speed.