Learning about the lives of other artists makes my soul light up. I don’t know what it is. I’m not even sure if it’s every artist but there’s a possibility it could be. It all started with Jackson Pollock in high school and I haven’t recovered since.
So many times hearing about the life of an artist saved me from writers block and even more impactfully from depression. They show up with their life and their thoughts and their skills and let the world know exactly how they feel. It’s refreshing in a world full of people fearful to speak up from social beatings.
Artists that take the social risks we aren’t willing to take really just turn me inside out in the best way. The boldness they show stepping into the unknown is inspiring and frankly it plain ole turns me on.
If you’re interested here’s a post about an artist I truly admire Jan Van Eyck