Hi, my name is Driva Louise and I am a creator born and raised in Sweden, currently based in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic.
I collect quiet moments and celebrate the ordinary. I think it’s important to have good coffee. I am quite often clueless. Every photo I take is a self-portrait. Sometimes the words won’t come out the way I want them to and that hurts. It physically hurts. I need to create things because I don’t know what else to do. It has to come out somehow. I cry when it’s all too much and heavy. Afterwards, I wash my face and get back up. This is my journey of putting myself together over and over again.
I have a tendency to start over. The thrill of the blank page. How easy it is to move without a heavy bag of past. I change countries and tear out pages. I sometimes feel like a chrysalis stuck on repeat. Never becoming the butterfly, only recreating itself. Maybe it’s easier to stay in the safe space of becoming and never arriving into full colour.
I need the world to be my mirror because I’m struggling to see myself with my own eyes. Sometimes I need to sit down by the roadside and look at a flower. Sometimes I need to look at the moon at sunset. Oh yes, now I remember. I keep up-rooting myself only because that’s what I’ve always done.
There must be a middle-path. Therefore, as I am about to enter my 30’s, I’m learning to listen. I am building myself a home far away from the centre of my own universe. This is where I want to feed the sparrows, get my fingers ink-stained and learn how to sleep well at night.
For collaborations, commissions and general inquiries, please write to me here.