Make Pretend Series: Little Max, Big Temper, Oil on Panel 8x10"
“I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”
― Maurice Sendak
If you don’t fight against your limitations
You get to keep them.
In the story book, Max gets into an argument with his mom and she calls him a “wild thing”, he yells “ILL EAT YOU UP!”…and so she sends him to bed without dinner.
And so he flees to his room.
To his imagination.
One of my art heroes, Tim Burton, said something I will always come back to: “visions are worth fighting for.”
And I think that sentiment is something every artist should take with them into the safety of their own creative spaces. No vision is too big or too small not to chase down and rumble with.
I’ve got plenty more to say on this matter and looking forward to telling my own stories in my show this summer. This is a preview for my August 2022 show. ❤️to be continued.
Aliza and Her Monsters