Francis Alÿs is one of my very favorite contemporary artists.
"Art is a guarantee of sanity. That is the most important thing I have said."--Louise Bourgeois
"I do not think that I will ever reach a stage when I will say, "This is what I believe. Finished." What I believe is alive ... and open to growth." -- Madeleine L'Engle
"I am standing at the edge of a precipice, but it's a wonderful view." -- Tracey Emin
"Freeze this frame. Now call down your dark and your cold and be damned."
I read this years ago and it has had this sort of haunting, continued effect on my life. It’s powerful and truthful. I wish I had written it. I hope you enjoy it. “Some people do not have to search – they find their niche early in life and rest there, seemingly contented and resigned.
"When you look at the history of art, you see a history of mavericks -- people doing the wrong thing. I wish that I saw more artists doing the wrong thing. That's really more in the spirit of the art that I love." -- Fred Tomaselli
I found my first sketchbook from college (in 2007) the other day, and was surprised, delighted, and at times a little embarrassed about what I found inside. Haha! But mostly it just brought back so many wonderful memories… In my first ever drawing class we had to draw hands, over and over and over and…
Yesterday I was thinking… what exactly do I want to give this holiday season? I’m not talking about monetary gifts, but things I could give not only to my family, friends, and loved ones, but also myself, and the rest of the world. This simple list was what immediately came to mind… Be mindful. Be
So my little (but important!) reminder for today is: Love yourself. Sometimes I’m way harder on myself than I would ever be on anyone else. I do this less and less as I get older, but still… WHY? I want to encourage you (and myself!) to accept that we may have flaws in who we