Midburn Changed who I am.
The King is a character I’ve built. When growing up I always found it easier to have a crowd, to be on stage in front of big groups of people - that is my comfort zone.
I find myself less at ease in smaller groups. There’s no stage and I’m left with just Itai. I worry a lot about little things that I have no control on, and feel like I don’t always have the best qualities. I am very stubborn, and being The King makes me feel more comfortable with it.
The King helps me get what I want.
I’ve always wanted to feel accepted, by myself.
I’m scared that I’m a loser. I’m scared that I will be stuck working as a waitress for the rest of my life. I’m scared that everything I have to offer to the world of art will never be seen. I’m scared to be just another human being in the background.
I came to Midburn feeling small, with belief in myself, but doubt in my capabilities. Despite all of the fears and doubts in me, I decided to take a leap of faith and volunteered in the Art Department for Midburn 2015.
As the year progressed and my work with the artists that sought to bring their vision to Midburn intensified, I slowly began to believe in my capabilities as well as in myself.
After a year of hard work and stress filled nights, I found myself standing in the desert, a day before the gates of the city were to be opened. All across the desert ground, art installation were scattered around me and suddenly I was overcome with emotion. As I looked around, I suddenly saw a small piece of me in each of the art pieces. I saw my long hours of work, I saw fears, and I saw successes. My time spent with the artists over the course of the year had directly influenced dozens of people who’s beautiful, inspiring artwork was now spread across the Playa floor. And with this all, I just felt like I was an inseparable part of the experience we call Midburn.