June 28, 2006
One day I'm going to be caught pink handed....
Tonight I did some art at a place I've dubbed 'Grapefruit Park'.
I painted something that reflects what is unique about the park, and that, to me, is really important in public art. If it can extend its meaning beyond the relationship it has with the creator, and symbolise and celebrate what is special in an environment, then its got real value, long term value.. not ephemeral ego stroking crap.
There are enough graf artists pissing on walls (and calling it art) and self-publishing in elite industry journals - its high time for some sharing of the love!
On a side note, last night I was talking to my friend Carla (a talented designer) who realised after travellling to Milan and being immersed in the world's best design and fashion - that it was all bullshit! She has since decided that the only things she wants to surround herself with are things that hold meaning to her. Not walking into some 'cool' store to buy some slinky homeware piece that is sold to us to fill the void and yet when we bring it home it tends to make us feel more empty.
Instead she is letting objects make their way into her heart and then into her life through travel, relationships and passions. yep, i'm taking a leaf out of that book.
[current mood] Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins in the Oven & 6 Feet Under - the entire 2nd series in 2 days
Posted by natalija at June 28, 2006 8:39 PM
I so agree with Carla!
Posted by: Kristen at July 4, 2006 6:36 AM