DescriptionThis is a picture of a mug I've had since 1992. There is a long story behind it....It came with a drink I ordered... at a time in my career where my health was at risk almost every day. I drank from the cup of death often and smiled at it as it smiled back at me. In a lot of ways I welcomed death, I wasn't scared of it. The greater the risk, the greater the rush. The more I cheated death the more invincible I felt. I wanted to show how alive and vibrant the risk could be while the dark consequences of death followed right beside me.
Jim Dukes, Cary, North Carolina Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement Hi and thank you for visiting my Portfolio. My background is in design/build engineering but I have always had an internal spark for photography. A year ago I started rehabilitation for a Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. I realized that as the technical part of my brain is seriously impaired, my creative side is blossoming! I am committed to exploring this form of expression as part of my ongoing rehab and fan the spark for art, into a burning fire. My hope is to inspire others with brain injuries, to find their voice...their expressive outlet thru music, painting, photography, etc., to enhance recovery. If you like my work and make a purchase, please send me a message so I can thank you personally.
Please visit my Project Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1509870060/the-art-of-healing-exhibition to see how you can be a backer for The Art of Healing Exhibit opening August 2013 at Tapps Art Center in Columbia, SC.
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Thank you again for your interest.....Always.....Jim
12.15.12---Thank you for all the positive feedback! Ive been busy creating and will post more to the existing galleries and add some new ones next week so check back....Jim