Jānis B. !

Jānis B. !




Jānis has been attending association Cerību spārni (Wings of Hope) regularly for 2 years. When he got to know the activities in the association, he started by breaking pieces of candles but he wanted to draw so he set out to prove himself by his work. Jānis has completed the preparatory courses in the Art Academy of Latvia. That was the basis of the development of his talent. His mom has also drawn various pieces. When he was three years old Jānis drew a picture called “Light in the windows”, which was “very saturated with precise, bright colours.” He has drawn using ink. It’s impossible to fix these pieces. They stay the way they were created. Now he mostly uses stencils when drawing because he can’t control his hand to draw straight lines as well as he used to. It’s very important to Jānis to feel inner peace when he has finished something. Sometimes there’s contradictions when he creates something and he throws the piece away because it doesn’t stand up to his expectations. It’s hard for him to draw flowers using clean lines. Jānis has made dishes and candle holders in the ceramics department of the day centre but he mostly draws on silk scarves using stencils. He’s made quite a few drawings and some of them can be seen in the pictures.
Jānis didn’t really like going to school but he loved to explore his inner world and the world around him. He loves to read esoteric books, calculate in his head but his handwriting is nothing to be proud of. He drew posters of football, hockey and nature when he was younger.
The thing he wants the most is to get his health back so he can play basketball and go on long walks, which is now hard to do. As an artist, he sees the most colours in winter when the snow has many different shimmering shades and reflections. He’s thankful for the opportunity given to him to come to the day centre and he wishes for everyone to be able to give love without expecting anything in return.
07.10.2020.

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