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Young Lovers

Young Lovers’ excitement to know someone else better than they know themselves

To earnestly step out of our own heads and give willingly

They build a bridge to each other

each plank an honest attempt to love

“This is the best feeling in the world”

glowing ecstacy projects one thousand fold

burning our shadows to cinders

we knew not the sheer power of love

Young Lovers meet through the fog and behold each other anew

as alike as they will ever be, as different to all they had previously known

the fog thickens, the padlock binds the pact

The sun melts the fog, its amber glow,

the sun sets, the Lovers leave together,

“Same time tomorrow, just after sunrise?”

“Always and forever”

Young Lovers on the bridge

knowing not the sheer power of love,

existing anew in the mist.

as unalike, as different as they could ever imagine

to each other, to everyone they had known.

Nothing else exists; until Something else exists.

there’s safety on this bridge, it’s ours

“Same time tomorrow, just after sunrise”

“Alwa-“

Nothing else exists until Something else exists

Young Lover half way across the bridge

Transformed. Strange. Foreign.

Looking at thick fog over the water

Are these really gifts if they’re the ghost of our memories?

Sentiments half remembered, phrases unfinished

Silent padlock bears witness to foreboding shadows

Weary planks no longer safe for walking

Young Lover waits and waits

Looking for the end of the bridge

and waiting for the sun to return

not knowing they were both always there

because what is, is always and forever

Fog obscures but cannot erase

March 2021

When we were together, my former partner asked why I never wrote about him. Eight years later, the duration of our relationship, this came to me like a waking dream.

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Illustrations

‘Saturn Returns’ Oracle Cards

‘Saturn Returns’, written and directed by Sonny Nwachukwu explores the psychospiritual clashes produced in Black people by the weight of history in this choreopoem; a live dance and spoken word performance.

Each card visually sums up key elements of each chapter by drawing from the text, and from West African and Caribbean symbolism and cosmology, Ancient Egyptian theology, sacred geometry, astrology, life experience and world events.

Book: Saturn Returns online event @ Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival 2021. Sun 17th Jan, 2-3pm. Free. Featured panelist.

Watercolour & Pencil work

She GrrrowlsFeminist Poetry Anthology, published by Burning Eye Books, 2017

Line drawing work

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Photography

Web and Email

Logos

Print

Animation/ Film

African Musical Instruments Pitch.  Personal business, 2014.

I entered a competition to win funding for my business idea; which was awarded. I created a short pitch about my social enterprise.

Harper Chalice Christmas animation.  Contract, 2011.

A very quick animation, produced in four days for an electric fence security company.  This short shows what happens when Santa tries to leave presents at workplaces whilst promoting the effectiveness and benefits of using this particular security system.

Year Three

Beluga Head Trainers – Final Major Project

An experimental visualisation based on the nature of everyday conversation.

Year Two

Yellow and Angry

A short simulation based on colour theory. Yellow can be a colour of happiness but in large amounts can be stressful; I have produced an animation of yellow bursts projecting onto the walls of a dark room with a soundtrack of layered madness.

When I Get Older

Luke and Bean

An inquisitive young Luke makes friends with his shadow.

Year One

Trailer for ‘The Vision Machine’.

A trailer for a program about our altered way of seeing as influenced by media and film.