Voice

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

The intention of all that I do is to view life and reflect back possibility: to inspire, resolve or soften, even for a moment. We all have a voice, its knowing that we have one and using it that pulls life forward. This is mine: my words, actions and sincere endeavors. 


Andy Graves

Andy Graves

I am inspired by those who create, those who know its inherent value and time sensitive arc. It is the here and now that lights the future: hopefully, someday, maybe. There are no guarantees, only actions in the day to day. Hope and determination, desire and will.


Admittedly I struggle like many with politics and the hurling future, but believe this to be in our own hands, in our words and deeds. It is within life itself that we find resolve, how we live and build forward: pushing and pulling, cause and affect. To live an inspired life through beauty and struggle, is to share one’s truest voice. 

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Moments

It’s not that time moves too fast, it’s that we let it slip away unnoticed: distracted from the moments that make up life. We are surrounded by inspiration: people, places and things, and it is how we respond that fuels the moment, spins the mind and sparks the hand into action.


To build a life forward is to take notice and to take stock, gathering the stimuli that fuels desire. What the eye sees the mind repeats, adding language to solidify emotion. Our physical world is the manifestation of thought, emotion and physical deeds: building and destroying. Lessons learned, lessons repeated. 

Building a beautiful life is not a romantic notion, but an inherent instinctual need for pleasure. This is a means of survival, the eye is the window to the self and the centuries of sensations we’ve acquired. Beauty then, is genetic code: hard wired for our survival and creative inspiration. 


Moments come as fleeting inspirations, it’s how we notice them that builds our lives: our foundations of hope we call the future. Each moment documents our storied lives, stitching scenes from which to create. This builds momentum, our character, as we savor into memory: champions of the oncoming tomorrow.