Narelle Thomas is a visual and performing artist of Springfield,
Massachusetts. She enjoys creating works of: poetry, writing, and art. She also
enjoys capturing moments in photos and community activism. All of the images on
this website are photos that she has taken. She has many aspirations and feels
that people have unlimited potential as long as they don't limit themselves, let
others define their success, discount their imagination or underestimate
reality. She incorporates what she receives from nature and social interactions
into her art. She appreciates the various ways that people interpret her work,
because she believes that there isn't only one way to view anything in life.
There are many pieces that create a whole.
She shares her creations because sharing knowledge and truth helps everyone to be empowered and to grow as people. She hopes that her art will help create ways for people to more effectively communicate with others and themselves. "Images and words come to me and I just receive, deliver and present them with my own style. Doing this, I feel is my form of reciprocity to the planet, creator and ancestors . I don't receive knowledge, images or anything else in life solely for myself; I can grow from and with them but that doesn't mean it's just for me. There's so much to experience in life, so much to love, and enjoy so I just try to stay open to living, loving and learning.
I find my views and interests constantly taking on new forms so I try to live with this in mind:
"Free your mind and the rest of you will follow" "Make it work and work it"
I will share what I find along the way and hope that others will continue to share and build with me as well.
The above video to the top left was made during the reception for Mandalas & Metaphors, February 3, 2011, at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery.
The Godmother of the Nuyorican Poetry Movement: Sandra María Esteves was the featured artist with her visual artwork as well as performing her poetry. http://sandraesteves.com/
I was honored in opening her performance that night as a youth ensemble member of Teatro V!da.
The poem is entitled: The Unmasking of A Natural Beauty
Written & performed by: Narelle Thomas
The above video was made by Royale Jelly of The House of RoyaleJelly Productions.
I was very moved that someone was so moved by
this piece that they made a video to go along with it. It was a very pleasant
He is an Amazing producer. You can listen to more of his work