Any given moment of any given day we have the opportunity to change the trajectory of our lives, to evolve into a more loving and compassionate human being. ReBirth Eternal captures the tranquil moments just before transformation. The artist believes that whatever it is you see in each image, whatever emotion it evokes, is exactly right. It is the thing that you have brought to the work, that makes it completely true, and completely yours.
Multi-disciplinary artist, TrustyScribe, utilizes a diversity of mediums, techniques, and forms in order to best serve the creative process. The artforms with which Trusty has been involved include street art, photography, writing, dance, and filmmaking. He made his first stop motion short film at age 8 and, as an adult, went on to work in numerous aspects of entertainment including development, writing, acting, directing, and producing.
It's interesting, that with such a rich artistic history and career, Trusty only began identifying as an artist several years ago when he picked up his first can of spray paint. After photographing and documenting street art for over 15 years, and while in the midst of a major depression, he began spray painting walls with the first of what would be many thought-provoking word bubbles reading, PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEPRESSION, IT HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN. His street art had an immediate and profound impact, allowing Trusty to feel heard at a time when his voice was stifled. This work, full of compassion and love, served as a tool that allowed others to open up about their own personal challenges with mental health.
TrustyScribe’s latest body of work, ReBIRTH ETERNAL, is a series of large underwater portraits on silk and metal, measuring four by six feet. The silk mimics a rippling water effect while the metal provides a reflective quality on which the image changes as the viewer moves around it. Says Trusty, “This [large] scale draws the viewer into the tranquil majesty of the image, making it undeniable. It asks to be studied, to be experienced, completing the full circle creative process where the serenity of each image can wash over and transport the viewer.”
The images, rich with the symbolism of a child in the womb, provoke feelings of peace designed to inspire an awareness of our collective experience. Water communicates new beginnings, cleansing, re-birth, the signal of one chapter ending and another beginning. Speaking to the underlying themes, Trusty states, “It’s okay to acknowledge our own fragility and our need, from time to time, to return to a safe, childlike place.”
Trusty, who found mental health advocacy through his street art, continues this conversation with ReBIRTH ETERNAL. The artist embraces our collective humanity and need to feel safe and loved, believing, “There is a grace in this peace, which we can embrace as we continue to evolve and grow.”