I want to make my art matter, and I hope that you will all, too.
“Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics.” – Boris Groys
There have been studies for years that during political upheaval, economic depressions and personal crisis, art stands in the middle of it. Some great movements in art happen because of hard times. (Not always, but it’s true.)
If you’re an artist, don’t keep your voice out of the mix. Make sure your voice is heard in whatever medium is yours.
Right now, I’m feeling a lot of things. And I’m coming off of the high of seeing the Women’s March on Washington. I realized today, while at brunch with some friends, that I have to make sure that my voice is heard not just in conversation but in what I make. I hope you’ll join me.
(Seriously. We don’t even have to agree. I love that people don’t all agree. I love spirited debate and constructive conversations! Even if you hate everything I stand for, please make your voice heard. Make the difference you can. Do it. Do it. Do it.)