What comes first is: Ego
It started with my ego. In the first few days of the workshop, I reflected on the way I speak; I use big words to seem smart. I learnt that art comes from knowing yourself primarily. For me to start doing this, I had to get through the confusion in my head. The confusion was not necessarily not knowing the answer to a question or the meaning of a word – it was the chaos of not knowing how to introduce me to myself. Simon Njami suggested the idea of a labyrinth. My first response was no, because when Daedalus created the labyrinth he did so with the intent of trapping a deadly monster within it. I did not want to trap any part of myself. “But you’re not the architect,” Mr. Njami told me. “You are the Minotaur.” And my ego flared.
Danya Flowers is a creative with an MA in Digital Arts by research in the works. Danya is a copywriter at a boutique dev house and is always learning.