Microsoft Paint. I have spent many an hour on it this weekend, scribbling, spray painting, paint bucketing, etcetera. It is actually a brilliant way to draw and a match made in heaven with me and what I'm trying to do, (not that I really know what that is...)
I am getting a vague idea though, about what my work is about. I have been doing some thinking over the past week, about the tragedies, big and small that are mentally, emotionally and visually surrounding us. At the moment, the world seems as unstable and fragile as it has ever been. We are scared. I am scared when I'm waitressing and the newspapers on the tables show page after page of horrific human suffering.
What else can we do, though, but focus on the little flickers of hope - like beacons of light and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow you lose yourself in a beautiful landscape or an Elvis movie or a McDonalds Happy Meal or a Britney Spears song. It's about eternal optimism, distractions, the mystical elements of the ordinary in everyday life. With my work I am praying 4 u, or, more accurately, praying 4 us all - in the most non-religious sense of the word.
There's always some form of underlying meaning to work. It's just that we don't always realise what it is until we are forced to think about and articulate it. What you've written here is a perfect explanation of what your work does and what you are about. It makes perfect sense. Well done :)ReplyDelete
Oh Sarah!! That really means a lot to me, thank you so much :) xoxoxReplyDelete