The drawing “Inanimate Objects” has won me some short-term fame recently. Andy Warhol said that everyone in the world will experience 15 minutes of fame at some time in their lives. I think this may be mine. I have never been in an art competition and decided to enter the 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize with this work.
I often feel removed from my surroundings (or do I remove myself?)
I watch and listen. I have formed strong opinions on all sorts of topics, but am able to consider and appreciate many other points of view as well. I consider all sides of an argument.
We mindlessly follow the popular opinion of the majority, believing collectively they must be right. How could so many be wrong? For thousands of years popular opinion considered the world to be flat, until just one man had the courage to question this “truth”.
Society panders to the “truths” of an ignorant majority.
Like some of the lofty statues I saw overseas, I feel removed from it all. I look down and silently consider the shifting sands around me. So often, my truth doesn’t seem to fit the majority. Sometimes I feel like I don’t fit anywhere any more. I’m looking for a door.