"We Are All Extraordinarily Beautiful": An Art Exhibit Celebrating The Human Individualism by Harold Waight
A chocolate box, except that when you unwrap it and open it up, there's no chocolates inside, but instead you find a variety of colorful, delicious little candies that you never expected. That's the best way to describe the experience of meeting my dearest friend Harold Waight. He's by far one of the most magical human beings I have ever had the acquaintance of meeting. I have watched him bloom in his artistic career over the past years and to this day he keeps me on my toes, everything he does is so exciting and unpredictable. Every time I think I have him figured out, "oh hey it's a chocolate box, surprise, it's not!" His evolution is inspiring, it's beautiful, it's unfolding right in front of my eyes!
I remember waking up in the middle of the night while laying on his red leather couch at his studio/home in Brooklyn last winter on one of my sporadic visits to New York (he's so awesome I have a key to his place). I recall thinking I was dreaming as I struggled to make out what he was doing since my contacts were out (I have terrible eyesight). He was wearing a hospital gown as a painter's outfit and he was stroking away at a huge canvas. It was beautiful, an artist up with the moon creating a masterpiece. Needless to say, I watched until sleep took over me. I woke up in the morning to watch him still working on this canvas, the results were mesmerizing. Don't believe me? Here's the proof, an IG post I made 44 weeks ago!
Now, let's forward 44 weeks and see how far those sleepless nights of creativity, passion, vision, and labor have brought Harold. Harold held his 2nd annual exhibit and the evening was nothing short of AWmazing! Harold's exhibit was titled "We Are All Extraordinarily Beautiful" with the message to embrace the individuality of all and promoting that we all love each other as human beings, specially in a time where hate is so loud. Harold featured 7 huge paintings of people he considers "Extraordinarily Beautiful", inside and out, people who have somehow gone against the grain and live boldly.
To my surprise, I was one of the featured people painted. Seeing the enormous piece of art on the wall for the first time was so mind blowing, it made me feel like there was dragons in my belly, butterflies wouldn't have been enough. I was so honored to be painted by someone with so much soul! There was such a beautiful crowd in attendance for Harold's exhibit. The attire was black tie, everyone looked so fancy and happy. It was almost like being at the Met Gala. I was so pleased to be dressed by the amazing New York designer, Malcolm Diggs for this occasion. He custom made me a black kimono 2 piece that made me feel so Fierce. Everyone there was the epitome of "individuality". There was a beautiful violin player serenading us throughout the night and champagne being served. The event was held at the Alchemical Theatre. The white walled space became a masterpiece in motion filled with Harold's art and all the beautiful energies that were present.
Check out the images gathered and stay tuned for Harold Waight's next art exhibit!
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