The Little Prince as Inspiration at Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio
All of us experience feelings of alienation and vulnerability during life’s transitions. During my childhood, my family sent me from the Caribbean Island of Haiti to Quebec, Canada. Here the Catholic nuns taught me. At age fourteen, living in a foreign land, I read The Little Prince for a class assignment. From the beginning, the Little Prince gave me strength, understanding and a vision. We formed a life-long bond.
Later in life, I turn to the noble childhood perspective of the Little Prince to walk the path of inspiration.
I understand, one must go back to a childlike mind to make things happen. So, when it came to carving my version of the Little Prince, the character was so embodied in my psyche and, like Michelangelo, I just carved away the excess of material to release him from a single piece of oak: my hero was born.
Be also aware that there is a deep connection between risk taking and creativity. One cannot repeat again and again the same pattern and expect a different result. We need to be challenged to crystalize the eternity of a moment.