If I sing am I purely a singer?
If I dance am I purely a dancer?
If I write am I purely a writer?
If I paint am I purely a painter?
If I immerse in my art am I confined to that outlet of expression?
This begs the question of exploration. That’s what art is after all, right? Exploring the unknown — the hidden aspects of the self; the untold mysteries of mankind.
Artists are, therefore, not confined to a box.
That would be a contradiction of art itself.
To be a singer does not mean to limit oneself to singing. A singer may explore the passions of their life wherever that may lead them.
So what if a songwriter chooses to convert their sensory experiences into a song? That does not (and should not) limit how they express themselves in the future.
An artist —whether they be a singer or rapper or anything — can also be a model, an athlete, a fashionista, a painter, a banker, a politician and anything else they put their mind to.
Because, an artist is one who uses every outlet of expression at their disposal to change perspectives, to
elevate the meaning of their lives, to connect with society, to discover their inner-most self. To live.
Sabela understands what it means to be an artist.
She follows her passions and expresses herself the way she chooses to.
Sabela is a singer, but she is not solely a singer.
Sabela is a dancer, but she is not solely a dancer.
Sabela is a model, but she is not solely a model.
Sabela is an artist, and she is not confined to a box.