Essential questions for every artist.
This set of paintings was inspired by the movie "Never Look Away" - a German film about 2 artists who fall in love during Nazi Germany. The German title actually translates to "Work Without Author", but I digress.
Y'all... This movie is sooo good! Such a poignant parallel to what's happening in the U.S. today. These are not normal times, and even though it's draining to stay tuned in, I think we all owe it to each other to ....(you guessed it) never look away.
It's not new for people to abuse power and vilify entire groups of people. To dehumanize, limit empathy, and justify horrific violence.
THEREFORE☝🏻 we can't look away.
But what do these 2 questions have to do with all this?
They were asked by an art teacher in the film, and they cut right down to my soul (I cried a lot during this btw). I feel like in order to do great work, as artists - no matter the craft - we have to express our point of view (what do you know?), in a way that's true and unique to who we are (who are you?). This is how we reflect the times, and maybe teach the world something about itself.
My personal dream is that we break abusive cycles on an interpersonal and global scale.
That would be really cool 👽🌱
P.S. Watch the movie! It's cathartic AF.
Watercolor on paper
22" x 30"