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but, it IS art.

it's not often i invite people into my studio...hell, even chuck isn't allowed when i'm in the thick of gluing!! ;D

but, yesterday was the exception.

you see...kimberly/soulhaus was in town. and she's always hinted (or should i say demanded?!!) that she'd like to make sooooomething out of something in my space. soooooo, last night she did. (shown below)

'kimby' (the dancin' girl), found object sculpture, 2006

as i was busy doing geeky internet things (making Lj posts and the like), she busied herself in my junk piles and overtook my workbench. she carefully inspected my found artifacts, (some dating back as far as my dublin dumpster diving days!) looking for inspiration...picking many things up, if only for a moment. she took pleasure in the tactile, awaiting for just the 'right' material to 'speak' to her. i felt a voyeur at times, awkward when silence filled the room while she toiled away as i scrambled to capture cam shots on my ibook.

kimberly, you see, doesn't think of herself as an artist.
but....she is.

she's a free thinker, a free spirit...a light.

and she told me, she doesn't think of herself as an artist, well, because....'maybe that just isn't the right word.'

and you know what?
she's right.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 7th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
sometimes the word "artist" doesn't hold the right meaning . . . it isn't strong enough . . . there needs to be a stronger word
Nov. 7th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
oh.. no!
oh my,
much the opposite,
it's not art, it's just..

i make little friends?
i made becky a little friend to entertain her while SHE makes art...?
Nov. 7th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
I think that's neat! :-)
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
yes, yes...
kimberly's QUiTE the supplier of all things eye candy...hee heee.
taking in THAT much stimuli should be lethal, i tell you!! ;D

and between my 'new little friend' and the mexican *jumping* beans..weeeeell, i'm wondering whether i should start selling tickets?!!
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness -- between this post and all the comments -- I'm experiencing a cuteness attack! ::smiles:: Yes, tickets would be good!
Nov. 8th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Hi B!

Here's a longshot question... when is Kimberly's birthday? You know... I have this friend here named Rebecca. I met her after you moved away, and her b-day is the same as yours. Wouldn't it be kewl if your friend Kimberly's b-day was close to mine?!
Nov. 8th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
OH!!! i remember rebecca #2, yes, yes.

but, kimby's is in early september, so no such luck. she IS the type, however, who might enjoy learning a thing or two about juggling fire, though, hee heeeeeee.

you two were prolly separated at BiRTH!!!!

and get some sleeeeeep, YOU! go to bed....or....well, d'ah, i dunno... i'll just have ta....GROUND you or something??!!!!!!
Nov. 9th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
i just have to learn not to schedule AnYthInG in the am, no matter how much it payz!

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