I Am The Black Sheep by Pablo Chaco
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About this series
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Artist and photographer Pablo Chaco released the series I Am The Black Sheep with 20 digitally created images about being the black sheep in his own family, to honor those who share this experience, as they have a unique role in making families truly fantastic.
Pablo, today DRAWLIGHTS launches the 1/1, 1 photographer on 1 question series. Only one question for you! What was the inspiration and motivation for you to create this series?
Families today come in a variety of forms, and society has become more accepting of these diverse family structures, acknowledging that love and support can be found in many different configurations.
However, despite this diversity, the existence of the "black sheep" remains a common element that brings uniqueness to the group by challenging traditional ways of thinking and behaving and introducing new perspectives that can broaden the family's horizons.
Being a family's black sheep can be challenging, yet it presents an opportunity for self-discovery, personal growth, and the cultivation of a unique and authentic sense of self.
It's worth noting that artists are often seen as "The Black Sheep" as well, as their creative pursuits may not conform to societal expectations or norms. But for those who embrace their individuality and differences, their artistry and creativity can be even more powerful.
Although challenging, the journey towards self-acceptance is ultimately worthwhile as it leads to a deeper understanding of oneself, one's place in the world, and a stronger sense of individuality and personal identity.
Through this series, I want to honor "The Black Sheep" in families for their distinctive qualities and differences that enrich the diversity of family dynamics. I strongly believe that these differences should be celebrated and embraced.
Pablo Chaco is a visual artist and photographer from Colombia.
Photographer: Pablo Chaco
Foundation: I Am The Black Sheep
AI art copyright Pablo Chaco
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