Who is Ladessa Sullivan A.K.A The Artist Known As CandyAcidReign? She is a visionary. One of the rare souls who see's visual art in the spoken word and the melody. She is completely self taught, a professional Poet, Painter, Fine Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and all around creative spirit that dabbles in most artistic crafts including jewelry making, crocheting & sewing.
|Him, Her and Past Pain Feat. Talaam Acey|
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spirited as she is talented.
One question that I pondered was, 'How did this marriage of visually stunning artwork and music come to be?'
She responded that "When it's a collaboration like with the Taalam project, I selected one piece of his prior to sitting down to paint, that spoke to me the most at that particular time. Meaning my spirit was already leaning in a direction and I selected that piece to accompany (it). When I did that particular collab, it was mostly with the poem "Scarz" in mind but I did put his Spoken Word in rotation with the music I was listening to while painting. Also, I looked at his photos before painting to keep the man himself in mind. I only know him professionally, but I go off of his aura or what i intuitively perceive. I didn't look at him while painting though, purposely I looked before hand and then painted how I saw him. Of course, being that it was a collab, I infused much of myself into the piece. My style, my way of perceiving, rather than just creating the basic normal portrait."
|Mother of Nature by CandyAcidReign|
|Obstruction by CandyAcidReign|
"In other cases where I used the music of a band or artist, it was by an audition of sorts. They sent in their work desiring to have it featured in my video and I selected the song that best suited the painting which was already made."