Thursday, August 05, 2010
genuineness trumps cool every time
feather power in black, original available here
everyone has a story and beauty can be found in the most unsuspected places. this i believe.
i have a wide range of friends. i subscribe to a wide range of super low brow (people mag) and high brow (the new yorker) reads. i thoroughly enjoy block buster rom coms and obscure black and white documentaries. i may sound indiscriminating, but i think it keeps it real to take in the wide range of culture.
it's one of the things i like about my husband hugh too. he has such a range of friends and interests and in particular movie tastes! hello, when i first met him he had seen all the oscar contenders! and he likes the more avant garde flicks too.
anyway, i think it extends to my art too. sometimes i feel like making more edgy pieces and other times more accessible ones. in the end i have to follow my own impulse. mostly, i try to make art that makes me happy in the hope that that happiness extends beyond me. sometimes making dark paintings make me happy and other times sweet bright ones do the trick.
all that to say, i try to be genuine in my actions and intentions in life and relish taking in the wide swath of what the world has to offer. incongruities in life keep things interesting!