April 1st, 2006

baby pony

labor pains..

artwork by carol es

i'm more than a little jazzed to see carol es' new work at tonight's opening.

she'll be speaking about her work, something she openly admits to dreading. she reveals in her blog, 'do i have to defend my work? do i have to spoon feed it to you? do you really care why i do it? does my inner torment really matter? you either like the crap or you don't..'

and she has a point. verbalize too much about your artwork and you run the risk of demystifying what should be a very private experience between the viewer and the art. after all, if you have to have everything explained to you about art, then maybe you're missing the point entirely. isn't that what experiencing art is all about? getting your rocks off? i challenge artists to show me something new, or better yet....something i had deep in the recesses of my mind, something that represents perfection and beauty to me, but just haven't seen in the form of art yet.

on the flip side, never sharing your thoughts about your art can lead people to believe you're unfocused, lackadaisical, or even worse...just plain stupid.

i, for one, believe carol's art needs little explanation. it speaks to me in ways no one could ever have words for...but, that's just me. i like a good mystery.

i was up half the night tossing and turning...you've heard of sympathetic pregnancy? well, maybe this was sympathetic anxiety..(congratulations carol! and thanks for getting my rocks off!!)