My name is KASHA McKee. I am a Canadian multimedia artist. Originally, I was intended to be a painter. Over the years I have experimented with 35mm, medium format film, digital video, digital stills, music, performance art, modeling, acting and literature. It is impossible to count all of my trials and tribulations or all of my accolades and accomplishments over my twenty-six year career. It would be fair to say that the paths I have taken have been those less travelled and I would never trade for what could have been.
The importance of ART in our world is paramount. Artists throughout the ages have been ethical barometers of civilization, mirrors of human nature and proof of our fleeting existence. Society needs to see itself in the physical expressions of art as reminders and check points in life. However an artist chooses to express their talent must be embraced, encouraged and acknowledged. Whether their motives are to shock or provoke thought, artists are the true magicians with real magic in their hands.
People have a tendency to forget what it means to live, to be aware of themselves in the world. And so, it is the artist who is the constant breeze of recollection. Art history is testimony that enabling artists to create provides society it's most sacred works and experiences.
Today, artists strive harder to be acknowledged with a new sets of skills on top of their art. They must be savvy of public trends, business fundamentals, internet marketing and fearless of networking. This is a tall order considering artists have been entrusted with reflecting the quintessence of life in their finished product. It is our collective disposition to be creative, enthusiastic, industrious, and expressive. The digital evolution gifted visual artists with a brand new horizon, a wild west of possibility. It has also enabled musicians and composers of all levels to produce with software instead of instruments! I revel in these possibilities everyday and consider myself a product of my environment, a modern thinker, a contemporary artist.
My fine art photography pushes ordinary to extraordinary. My approach to music allows me to experiment and perform live. However I choose to express my talent during my lifetime is to be shared and simply enjoyed. My audience has the opportunity to learn, and understand the true pursuit of ART.