Someone wise once told me that innovation doesn’t come from looking inwards, but from looking outwards to other sectors and adapting concepts to your own operations. He probably said it more eloquently, but I couldn’t agree with him more.
I used to love films about natural disasters – Volcano, Twister, Dante’s Peak – natural phenomena that I have never experienced. the realist is thousands across the world have. Even more pressing is that thousands more haven’t survived them.
Before I Die is a reminder of the necessity for neighbourly relations, the pivotal role public spaces play in facilitating daily life, the idea that making a large impact doesn’t require a large budget and that death isn’t only something to talk or worry about when we are old.
Unavoidably raw, vulnerable and hauntingly autobiographical, her recent sketches leave no room for doubt; Mariah is in pain.