Treasure II oil on panel 16x12” in progress.
I have so much to say about this new series but I wanted to share what hit me when I was listening to Seth Godin’s pod earlier.
I think a lot of artists fall into the trapping of chasing perfection. And a lot of art collectors would be keen on having art that could have been generated by an inkjet printer by itself.
Art is one of a kind. And understanding to be unique and imperfect is actually what makes something special. I’ve been loving following the creatures that have been showing up in my studio, even though most might find them odd or unpleasant. I am so intrigued and concerning myself less with how anyone else likes what I do.
Seth ponders : “What does it mean:
To have the vinyl version and not the CD
What would it mean to have rough edges and the rust that wabi-sabi brings with it?
When we are more organic and more human
When we cannot be easily put into a box, pigeon-holed, instantly understood, discarded and replaced
When we seek to be the Lynch pin instead of the cog
What does that does that do to our work?
There’s another kind of quality: meeting spec of making a promise, not that I can do this faster or cheaper than anyone else you can find on fiver or upwark
The promise is the opposite: that you will pay a lot
But you will get more than you pay for
That you will be surprised and delighted.
There will be rough edges
The quality of meaningful work- the work of “I did my best.”
The work of “It is not perfect, but it is unique.”
Each of us, ironically in this moment of industrialization and digitization,
In this race for ever more gilded status
Each of us has the opportunity to do something else.
And that something else
Is to be the person we set out to be.”
The new Treasure collection. I’ll speak on this soon enough.
It's probably the most ' me ' work I've made to date.
it's imperfect and as honest as I can paint at this moment.
I'm super proud of it.
Aliza and Her Monsters