Richard J Bell calls himself a Contemporary Creative Soul and is multiform artist, who delves into genres such as creative memoirs, contemporary poetry, lived experience opinion pieces, sculpture, photography and kupesi drawings. Starting off writing about his lived experience of schizophrenia with the hopes others who have similar experiences, will read and relate to it on an emotional level. He is currently transitioning from illness to wellness, rather than fighting the hurt, pain and injustice he is working on exploring his own culture and heritage through different Polynesian kupesi designs superimposed over original photos of Tonga.