Light June 20, 2010Posted by pearlandroses in Uncategorized.
The profound story and journal pages of Dan Eldon inspired me in creating this spread in my journal. Dan Eldon was a war photographer who was killed at the age of 21 in Somalia. He was stoned to death by a Somalia mob. I was amazed to see how much he accomplished at such a young age. Where did his drive, his passion come from? I learned from his pages that his sensitivity and kindness were at the root of his his drive. Dan’s mother published his journal pages after his death. She asked him the question we hear over and over again: ‘why are you creating your art in a journal book? I want to hang your art on the wall.” When I first looked in his book ‘The journey is the Destination’ — I cried. Such beautiful and intense images, so real! So when I saw the Rhino in a magazine that is called ‘What is Enlightment’, I knew I had to use it in my Dan Eldon spread with the hope that Enlightment will bring light in dark places in the world.