Soul of Suw is a seven book series inspired by the music of OutKast, Goodie Mob & the Dungeon Family. Each book is referred to as an album with each track representing a chapter. The original inspiration for the story came from OutKast’s ATLiens album in February of 1997.
Soul of Suw is a modern day mythology based on Total Art which is art that is not created to be critiqued or observed but rather, engaged and experienced. With Total Art, also known as living art, the audience becomes a part of the work…they join in the experience of the art.
I’ve always been jealous of musicians because music is a form of art that engages an audience like no other. In music we do not attend a concert, we are a part of a concert. The same can be said for attending major sporting events. You do not just attend big game, the fans are often the most important part of the game, providing the atmosphere and energy that players feed on.
The definitive vision for Soul of Suw is as a movie because only in this format can art combine dance, music, visually choreographed scenes, special effects and storytelling to create a mythological experience that engages an audience in such way to make them feel as if they are attending a major concert or big game. The story is essentially the mythological and fighting elements of Mortal Kombat meets the synchronizing of visual and musical storytelling found in Fantasia.
I was born in Atlanta and raised in Suwanee, Georgia (hints the name Soul of Suw). This year (2017) I’ve made a pledge to be a moving year for me which means I intend to do as much for others and myself, creatively to help Soul of Suw and whatever creative projects come along, come to life. You can follow me on facebook or instagram while I’ll be chronicling the places I go and people I met along the path of creating my first ever audio book and just sharing the works and dreams of other creatives around the city.