Worrying about what art will be, before the art actually IS, can only hurt art. Just get it all out there, put all of your heart into something and if it sounds/looks/tastes/feels like mush, then its mush. However, the more we do it, the better it becomes. So, long story short, just jam!
As much as I’d like to blame the studios for catering to the lowest common denominator, it’s ultimately our fault that Hollywood keeps churning out the same recycled product year after year.
After hearing one of the strangest and most violently foreign peaces of music I’d ever heard, I ended up taking away a great comfort in knowing that you can always travel deeper in this limitless universe.
Playing with the scope and scale of the music as a whole vs. the actual message of the song is quite fascinating to me – especially when huge songs deal with tiny momentary topics, or tiny songs deal with massive truths.
I was having a conversation with my brother the other day about a new record that came out, and it lead to me discovering a problem I’m continually having with albums released in the last couple years. The issue is, for lack of better terminology, too much stuff!
Fashion is an art form. Photography is an art form. Architecture is an art form. How our society is feeling during a given time period and how we feel about certain issues is reflected in so many different artistic expressions throughout our everyday lives that it almost becomes unnoticeable. But it’s still such a huge part of how we frame our current state of mind.
I realized that the vehicle itself was a form of art. And my unsuspecting salesman had no idea what movement he played such a small, but fundamental part in. Because of the manifestation of one creative solution to a problem, because of one artist, millions of people in my generation had become blessed with a method of advanced transportation.
Whatever your personal art is, whether it be food, music, beer, painting, dance, or even math, if you’re passionate enough about it, you’ll never be alone. We’re all artists if we care enough about something.
Just a quick note on something special that’s happening these next few months on the Avocado Jungle. We have the pleasure and honor of having a very talented photographer as our first ever Artist In Residence. Angela Richelle is a photographer, working professional and mother living in Southern California. We’ll have more soon, perhaps even an interview of a decent length. For now I’d like to encourage everyone to see her first work as our Artist In Residence, a chills-inducing shot of her own divorce papers–and a very candid and moving bit of writing to go with it. The photo is entitled, “Dissolution of Marriage.”