05 September 2006
drawing a day ~ week 47
other than monday and friday this week is all about moe. check them out on flickr if you want the description. i couldn't help but think this week about how art can function on this deeply personal level that may or may not translate to an audience. i mean anyone just looking at the middle 3 would have no idea that in essence i'm attempting to perform some little feat of magic with my drawings. they are cat drawings... or one of a little pillow. sometimes i have a problem with art when the vocabulary gets too personal - too esoteric. but it's a fine line because art that *seems* devoid of the personal [i think that essentially that's impossible - but things can look like they have no intimate meaning] can be completely uninteresting and uninspiring. in literature i can only think of this as a comparison :: i'm interested in anne frank's diary because the story is so compelling... i'm not sure i want to read jane doe's diary where she talks about her crush on her PE teacher - but i MIGHT.... that MIGHT is where the conjuring beings. i think that MIGHT is what compells us to talk about movies, images, words and what we like or dislike about them.
i'm really trying to get back to a place of routine. i no longer look for "normal" because i decided a long time ago that "normal" is actually some weird planet that no human comes from. and routine involves posting here. and looking for inspiration. and being inspired by all of you out there. i've been thinking a lot about how i've been running into people and they have no idea about moe - because they don't know about this space.... while literally all you "strangers" [in big quotes because many of you are most definitely NOT strangers] have been here and sending such lovely wishes.... and then i think about how this community has grown and changed - people drop out, or visit less frequently, or never comment, or start commenting, or make a new connection.... i am struck by how ALIVE and intimate this world is... people typing silently in their own worlds, but in actuallity interacting across time and space and distance. hmmm....
so the rest of this week will be about inspiration to me. things that i have found and want to share. and i'll start with the cakes of the wedding i went to recently ::
the wedding took place in bodega bay. which made me re-watch the birds . bodega looks remarkably the same [almost]. the school house in the movie is right next door to the church where the wedding took place... the sounds in that movie are incredible and still quite scary. i love the scene with all the crows on the kid's playground equipment. stunning.
see a few more wedding shots here