I often get asked “How will you include the contributions from the what if? community in your artwork?”
The honest answer is, I don’t know yet. I will look at the pictures of these powerful women and search for what they will tell me.
I know what I am looking for:
Slices of life
#Who is she (on a Friday evening at home)?
#What is important to her (today?)
#Who do you think she is (on a Thursday morning on her way to the bakery)?
#Who does she want to be (today or tomorrow)?
A question I keep asking is: What is our identity about?
To me it is very much about daily actions, habits, beliefs, visions, people we live with, words and gestures.
I will try to weave some of that into my music and visuals.
In general, when we send out a call for entries, we follow an artistic idea. However, once your pictures, texts, thoughts or music come in, they usually are so different from what we expected that we have to rethink.
You, our community, has its own mind, which is good. To work with that is challenging and multi-layered. It is an unusual way to work for artists in our field. So, bear with us, we will keep you updated about our progress.
I would like to conclude this post with what Laura Feathers once wrote to us:
What gets my creativity going?
I love to make connections, unexpected combinations spark my creative flow.
Images & sound, collage, all mediums, anything goes. The best situation is when a connection happens spontaneously, a subtle transition in music, film, or unusual mixtures of mediums.
The creative work of other people always opens up my creative flow, I love to discover new work!
Featured image: Submission by Casandra Lee, saying “a sweet, wee break amidst trying to sell books and set up events to just paint away under the hot sun. houston, texas”.