Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The big (for me) project....
So... I have started, cutting the lino's that I am calling this years
"big project", all new, all black and white..... yes, stark..... to counter act the pretty that I inevitably do..... quite a while ago, I listened to an interview with Nick Hornsby, a British author, who "used to" write football books for guys..... I don't know how a football book could appeal to me, but I like his books, always.... anyway.. in the interview, Nick and the interviewer were talking about that it is women, who mainly buy books, quoting figures I can't remember now... but they percentage was really high.... so Nick, had just written a book with a female protagonist, or as he said... and I am not quoting, if you don't write for the people who buy books then you are pretty stupid ( as a matter of fact, I know he did not say it like that, but I can't remember the exact wording:o) and I at the time, did not really think so much about it, until just recently when I read an article about a graduation show, where the article writer, slammed, blasted and really pulverized the poor graduates for the cr-p they had dared to produce....... hmmm...see where I am going..... how come it's ok for authors( artists, right?) to keep a keen eye on the public... but not for artists? If you do, well, then darling... you have sold out, no better than a common whatsitnot..... is that not interesting......???
I can almost feel a bit of a rant coming on.....Hmmm... I obviously need to go an put on one of my "chill-out" cd's, lots of seagulls and waves.... from me to you...:o) Mariann