A MOOD BOARD W/ CONCEPT + FLORAL SET DESIGN CURATED BY SAY SUKII + INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
There will be moments when
You will bloom fully and then
Wilt, only to bloom again.
If we can learn anything from
flowers it is that resilience is born
Even when we feel like we are
- Alex Elle, Neon Soul.
I was once asked the question, “How do flowers make you feel?” I stopped for just a second and thought to myself, “Wow, that’s a tough one". But then it clicked, almost immediately after my initial thought. I felt a deep sense of confidence in further responding that “flowers made me feel connected to something greater". I went on to say how "The concept of creation, life cycles, honoring beauty in the moment, sharing love bringing joy, focusing on positivity, death… to me, all that is easier to understand through the flowers.” At the time, I hadn’t realized that this same proclamation was a tiny seed being planted for the mood that would later take over and assist in my next rebirth.
They say the two most important days of our lives are the day we are born & the day we find out why. This project is dedicated to 11.19 aka the day I was born & the same day, many years later, that I would launch a business that would help me to find out why. 11.19 signifies birth, rebirth, finding, growing, transformation, love, light... "issa mood".
Moments where words had failed me while attempting to express myself, I would try to stay inspired. Inspiration was necessary to help open up a part of me that would bring the feelings to the surface. I’ve accepted the fact that the feelings MUST surface so that I could begin to heal. So that I too could make it to the surface and shine in the light.
I’ve been able to find a lot of what I feel in art and of course my mother, Nature. I find representation and I am able to understand my Self more. Understanding my Self more ultimately translates to self-motivation, being an inspiration for myself and others, and peace from within… which leads to peace in all areas of my life, for the win.
Once I began to start to heal, I felt it was my duty to find a way to help others heal along the way - just as I need help to heal as well. This is me being born again and being represented in a way that I can finally understand so clearly. You know, like the moment when you're looking at a conceptual art piece in a gallery and suddenly see EXACTLY what the artist was going for?
There is really so much more... But for now you can catch me in the light. Being my Self. The Self that I had been looking for. I am accepting EVERY SINGLE MOMENT experienced thus far, that has led me to the present time. I am grateful.
It hasn’t been easy to get here and I know it won’t be easy to get to where I'm going but I’ll always remember that every flower that ever bloomed had to get through a whole lot of dirt to get there.
Here’s the “first swing” of the 11.19 MOOD Project with details on complete set design concept coming soon.
For now, enjoy this mood board including introductory photos & video. Further details on set design concepts & inspiration coming soon.
11.19 MOOD to be continued…