SPIRIT CHILD / 2019
Spirit Child is inspired by Azaro, the main character in Ben Okri’s novel, The Famished Road. Azaro is a spirit child, a restless, cyclical child; a child that keeps being born, keeps dying and keeps coming back. It’s a child that doesn’t like reality, because he perceives of reality and existence as very difficult, full of suffering and full of pain, and that human beings don’t have very much of a talent for making life beautiful. His refusal to renounce his connection to the other world makes him perpetually haunted by the search for essence. “Why am I here, why do I stay?"