Kaph El Roi, D.C. Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement The world is developed by Art, Music, Poetry and the Free Mind. The expression of life’s experiences have been made manifest through my various means of canvas. I hope that the life that has touched me can in tern touch you. I am from the Middle East, the middle of the east; D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. My most expressive form of life is poetry. In my poetry, I have painted a world of color with the use of my pen. I find joy in all forms of Art and began doing photography as a hobby. I found that I could visualize life in a different perspective through a lens. The streets I use to walk by began to corner me. The buildings I couldn't see began to tower over me. Photography taught me to be patient. It taught be to be bold. I have photographed things such as beauty shops, models, weddings, funerals, environmental, and abstract. Abstract is the form I prefer most of all, because I am challenged to test boundaries. I have a term I call Free Mind; Free Mind is similar to the idea of having no "box", doing what comes natural, and never using conventional wisdom.