Fear of failure: It’s an anxiety that holds many of us back from creative adventures — like painting an iconic landscape, composing a quirky song, making a risky film
or writing our life’s story. Rare is the soul who lives an artistic
life fearlessly, yet joyfully and with a generous, open heart.
The Sea to Sky community was blessed to have such a creative
voyager live and work amongst us for many years — artist, DJ
and filmmaker Chili Thom.
From June 2 to 26, Arts Whistler presents The Chili Thom
Experience to honour Chili’s life and art, at exhibitions and
performances throughout Whistler. “It’s not just about celebrating
Chili,” says Maureen “Mo” Douglas, Arts Whistler executive
director, “It’s about, ‘Let’s all be a little more Chili.’” In other words,
what would happen if we let go of fear? What would happen if we
started with the question, “What if we succeed?”
A FEARLESS VOYAGER
STORY BY REBECCA WOOD BARRET T
IMAGES BY JOERN ROHDE