Since yesterday and my first post of project 365, I have been thinking about pictures I want to share. I don’t know if there are any specific rules to the game or if I just make them up as I go. Like I keep hearing, rules are made to be broken, right? right?
So I wonder, Is that what happened when Jeff Koon’s sculptures were placed in Versailles? Of course we know that with post-modernism came the idea that there are no rules. Everything goes right? So why not? While I am not a fan of Jeff Koons, I love Versailles with its pomp and circumstance, splendor and opulence, elegance and brilliant design. Speaking of Post-modernism, have you seen the movie Marie Antoinette directed by Sofia Coppola?
My art practice is kind of like this. Painting and new media, pattern and design, identity and abstract. Disparate juxtapositions as “beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella!” (Comte de Lautréamont/Andre Breton)
So far the hardest part of the project 365 is sticking to only 1 photo… Damn!! I guess it’s a good lesson.
Oh and btw, These books are from Amazon. I am trying to reconcile what this means with my post from yesterday. While I am totally for supporting local artists, craftsmen, shops, etc. Is there a way to do this without buying retail? Or like anything in life, is it about balance? I don’t have the answer, only more questions. What a great thing for this project!