The curator's job is to find a cohesive space to represent the artist's work around a central theme. My exhibition entitled "Finding Voice" is based on the perspective of a baby in the womb. It considers how one reacts or feels when hearing the sound of the mother's voice. The works of art selected are all black and white. Black representing the unknown, the fear, insecurities, the unseen and creates an air off mystery. White in the other hand represents, purity, innocence, light, completion and perfection. They all exude a feeling of calm and hope. Even though they are all black and white, the chosen works are not all photographs but represent a variety of media like Robert Rauschenberg's work. Looking at Robert Rauschenberg's works of art, I discovered one painting of a small flower on a white canvas, and then I understood what was missing in my concept. That painting represents the end of a search: the child was born and found the woman behind the voice, the mother. Because this Rauschenberg painting entitled "400 and Falling" is the focal point, it is the only artwork that contains color, suggesting a calm, special, joyous moment that we feel when a baby is born. "Babies come into the world with a perfect balance of white, ready to imprint their lives with all the colors of the spectrum from all their life experiences."
The exhibition will incorporate multiple mediums, such as sculptures, paintings, objects, and photography to echo the theme of the start of the new life. Rauschenberg wasn't concerned with what society thought about his art. He constantly felt free to experiment. This approach brings to mind the natural curiosity of new life. Experimentation with media is also about finding one's voice and celebrating new experiences. Just as Rauschenberg had visions that he turned into reality, the goal of my exhibition will be to take the viewer on a similar journey: from dream, to vision, to reality.