On Creativity and Rest
Excerpts from an interview with Tracy Assing & Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri on July 25th 2022
By Rheanna Chen
Tracy Assing and Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri are multidisciplinary artists and a couple currently at Ajoupa Gardens, a 4.5 acre estate in Freeport, Central Trinidad. Both from Trinidad – Tracy is of indigenous background and Gesiye has Nigerian heritage. Both are writers and directors in their own creative realms. Tracy has written poems, been published in magazines and books while Gesiye has recently completed her “The Wound is a Portal” project and is a tattoo artist. They share their perspective on creativity and the need to connect with nature and self, finding that balance of rest and contributing to the world.
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For your consideration:
Everything in nature has a cycle and rhythm. For there to be creation, there must be time for slowing down. After a period of rest, perhaps one feels the calling to contribute to society. How do we ebb and flow between the pause to reflect and reconnect, then to proceed with intention?