Everything Shea Hembrey says is genius. Faaar out.
Totally inspires me to actually pick up a dang paint brush and become the artist I was told never to stop being.
I remember my art lecturer tell me he’d hunt me down if ever he found out I stopped.
Take the time to watch this guys TED talk.
Points the middle finger at what society (being A: cafe art or B: craaaaap post-modern flippity flop wannabies) labels as an artist.
My favourite quote: “If I can’t explain this artists work to my Grandma in 5 minutes it’s either to complicated or unrefined”.
He also has this philosophy that good art (no matter what genre/medium) uses the 3 H’s:
Head: Intellectual and has thought and intentionality,
Heart: It would have passion and soul, and
Hand: well crafted (as in…talent).
Spot on Sir Shea.
To much art is all of one and not enough of the other.http://ted.com/talks/view/id/1169
So this truly does make me want to get out of my shadow and start creating the light.
I have this idea- sort of a spin off from his idea (on sooooch a smaller scale) that really does stick it to cafe art.
I’ll keep you posted. There’s I spose a bit of artistic integrity to think through first.