Monday, January 25, 2010

#20 Guest-Jessica

Lucky #20 guest is my friend Jessica. She's the sweetest person you'll ever meet and the grooviest librarian ever. She wants to make a video of female artists and their hopes and dreams and disappointments. I wish her the best of luck with everything she does.

1.What is your favorite color?
My favorite color has always been blue. It's such a soothing color. I'm always painfully nervous, and tend to gravitate toward anything that will calm my sensitivities. Mmmm, blue is like being in a field of lavender. But about 6 years ago, I had a color epiphany. I realized that blue is not the best color and in fact the best color is one that is not so very calming at all. ORANGE! Hot , fiery, agitatable ORANGE is the very best color in the world. It entered my life in the best way I can think, through the fur off a kitty cat's back. My lost and alone ginger baby. My best friend in a time of need. From the day I met my cat, I was hooked on orange. Soon after I bought an orange coat and went to New York to see Christo & Jean Claude's very orange "The Gates". My life will never be the same, dear ORANGE. My heart will always be a flutter because your blaze is too excitable for my meekness. I prefer it this unsettling way.

2.Who is your favorite artist?
There are so many artists that I love deeply. But I suppose if I was forced to choose, it would be between Miranda July and Tracey Emin. I pretty much love anything Miranda does, because the thought behind it comes from a place that is highly relatable to me. It kind of reminds me of looking at the world through a tiny crack in the ceiling, while hanging upside down. Her interest in interconnection between people is another magnet that pulls me toward liking her work unconditionally. Tracey Emin is so special to me because of her strive and ability to be completely honest. Disgustingly honest at times. What else could one hope for in art.

3.If you were a painting which one would you be? Why?

I would be Salvador Dali's "The Girl From Ampurdan". It is difficult to tell if the girl in this painting is coming or going. I've spent a great deal of time struggling with being flighty and having habitual wanderlust. Often missing the past and the unforeseen future at one time. Lately I have been feeling slightly nested, but I will always hold close the feelings of longings and regrets associated with saying 'hello' and 'goodbye' too suddenly.

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