You are a talented young lady. Your art is not what I have always thought of as conventional art. Some of it is probably art that I would have walked past with little thought other than possibly to pass a quick comment on how beautiful a piece might be. Last year when you took me to see your work at the graduation exhibition you explained a great deal about your work and the thought processes behind it - some of which we had already discussed. You also told me a little about some of the other artists and their work.
This year you are producing more work which I admire for its sheer beauty but which I am also beginning, with your help, to understand. I am looking forward to seeing it at the exhibition in May.
Yesterday you blogged the statement by Toni Morrison "At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. "
Now Toni Morrison is, I understand, one of the USA's distinguished novelists as well as being an editor and professor. I confess I'd not heard of her. So her words should presumably be given some weight and credence. I'm not sure that I agree with her. However I'm pretty sure that there is enough debatable material in those words for several doctoral theses. I may well come back to them.
I want to tell you how thankful I am that that you share your knowledge and thoughts and your art with me (and many others of course).
Thank you dear CCC for making me think.