My boss’s first reaction to seeing my art, was to ask what drugs I’m on.
I become attached to everything.
(I say this now because I bought a rug off craigslist and it’s my first time sitting on it, about to do art. I’ve wanted my own rug, that I chose, since my parents bought a terribly coarse one for me to play on as a child. For some reason I feel like this one is going to stay with me for quite a long time. It’s beautiful for being so old. It’s fringe has tangled to match the vine patterns all over it and they seem to move in the dark light.)
These attachments started with my stuffed animals.
When your little, your stuffed animals are alive, they have little spirits and they protect you from sadness and fear. I still have a lot of mine, I still cannot bear to part with them. I have a few favorites, they’re the ones that have been there for me the most often.
Sometimes I put them in my art. They represent my childhood and they are, in a way, my protectors.
Not many people follow me and I’m fine with that, but if you want to know me, understand my art, learn why I do it. I will tell you here. Just read and if you want, ask.
If you see a bunny with flowers, a tiger, or a red lizard. Those are Slipper, Tiger, and Liz (very creative names for a young girl) they’re in my picture for a reason.
People on here really need to stop worrying about how others view them and learn to focus on how they view themselves and the world.
We are selfish beings, this is because our need to survive becomes reliant on having success in today’s society.
Power, created by greed, is what defines success and happiness in this capitalist society. Our envy of those with more power, drives us to take and destroy. We allow religion and our past to create our moral grounds, giving us a “right” to condone others based on their sex and their sexual identity. Leading way to pride of beliefs and lust through sexual objectification. Our differing morals leads to wrath, war, rape, hate, suffering, and the destruction of everything in our society.
What we all share is our need for the natural wonders of earth. Having a modern society allows ease (sloth) to harvest it, but greed continues to destroy our home and every living thing on it.
If people abandoned their greed and chose to trust one another: opened their hearts to expose their feelings and weaknesses; we can truly see each other, understand our actions, bond through our shared pain, and help one-another to create peace.
We are nothing more than advanced animals with tools, we must use them to fix and heal before it’s too late.
I have so much respect of cut paper artists. I can not imagine the amount of work and patience it would take. So beautiful!
While at school i constantly find myself sacrificing my artwork’s true potential to meet deadlines. I never know what is more important at this time. Grades or my work?