Reuben Wu’s beautiful images from a 6,000 mile round trip of the USA.
LLI: I’d like for you to first introduce yourself.
Robert Sturman: I am an American born artist celebrating the magnificence of humanity, pointing towards the beauty—towards our desire to reach our full potential.
LLI: You express yourself through art, photography and yoga. When did each of these forms come into your life? And why do you find yourself attracted to them?
RS: Art is my language. It is my alchemy. It is a way for me to take life in—all of life’s tears and joy and stay in the heart and hopefully create work that brings others to their heart. The heart is a vast space with a lot of joy and a lot of pain. I am happiest when I surrender to that space, all of it.
“I’m not fearless, I just have, you know, courage, bravery, like I have fear but I overcome my fear, and…I know how to swim through backlash…I know how to float—I can tread water through backlash. I don’t care about backlash, because if anything it’s power…negative, positive, it’s all energy and I can use energy.”
Kanye West in an interview with AMP radio
“You become more divine as you become more creative. All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I don’t know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know—the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it—whatsoever it is.”
Banksy via Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall
“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. For this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.”