I’ve always found it to be so interesting – the way a person could impact your life in such a lasting and meaningful way and they may NEVER even know it! Alter you in such a way that as a result, every inch of your imagination, creativity and endless possibilities that have always lived in your minds’ eye have now been activated and released – and because time moves forward and not backward, nothing will ever be the same for you again, that’s how this visit to Artist, Samuel Lind and our conversations impacted me.
I’ve been drawn to Samuel Lind’s work for quite awhile now. His work is quintessentially Puerto Rico; history, culture, African ancestral pride, an appreciation and admiration for nature and spirituality. He has an obvious and deep connectivity to his lovely Loíza, its history and customs. He’s soft spoken, welcoming and if you’ve ever seen the many pictures and articles written about him in various publications; most of us who’ve been fortunate enough to meet with him, will readily describe him this way.
His studio and home are one in of the same. He resides in the same area of Loíza he was born in. His home embodies EVERYTHING I’ve etched out in my mind for my home and studio. Outside is in and inside is out in his home. The natural light, artwork of various mediums and the use of flowers, plants and all hues of green only add to its tranquility and beauty. It may not be contemporarily beautiful, but he is an artist after all. No artists’ studio is meant to be too organized, prim and proper – this would make me a little anxious.
I haven’t written about this experience until now. I don’t like to use too many words to describe how I feel; I’m much better at expressing myself visually. But this visit & my conversations with him about my art, career and inspirations served as a sort of FUEL for me to continue to forge ahead with everything I’m working (and occasionally fighting) for in this life….. and I’m grateful. Full album can be seen HERE by visiting the Lena del Sol Art & Wall Decor Facebook page.
Artists Samuel Lind and Lena del Sol Langaigne