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cgod  ·  290 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Why Yes Sometimes It Is All About Me and Only Me": Original Work by _refugee_

The artist hanging at my shop atm is an old black lady working in a black folk art style. there is about 10x the amount of memory and emotion in her work as anything that I've ever had up before. I fucking love it. Other people come in and say that it ok looks like grade school art. I don't give a fuck. Her work is great in my opinion. I'll post some shitty cellphone pics of it tomorrow if I have a chance. Real feeling and memory is not present in most art. Fuck elegance, real emotion is beyond precious. It means more than anything.




_refugee_  ·  290 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. I made this on a cardboard box that came from amazon. I definitely started on this project with the idea it was solely for myself, it was never going to be sold or in a museum but solely a crazy maybe-“crappy” piece of art (in the conventional sense) and that that was not only ok but like a base expectation governing how I could approach the project. Aka basically “do what you want because it means what you know it means and you don’t have to bother explaining it to other people ever but do it for you. And you? You’re always going to look at it and know exactly what it means.”

I guess that reinforced that I was doing this piece all for me. And the piece is just entirely about me, a story about myself.

(I also realized I just basically remade Venus Rising From the Sea, lol - but hey not bad).

And that’s why I named it what I did. It’s all about me, and I wanted to own that from the start. If you’ve got a problem with a super self-focused work, cool. Just go look at another piece of art then

I really think that was a good decision.