Saturday, February 28, 2004

I'm in it for life.

I was in my studio painting one day when I heard that line in a song by Godflesh. It's from their cd named 'Hymns'. I think it was released in 2000. Anyway, I heard that lyric and had one of those moments where the planets seemed to be aligned, stars shone a little brighter, and suddenly it all made sense.

I'm in it for life.

For some reason that night I realized that I was indeed 'in it for life' when it came to art. That was last year. At that point, I'd been artistically active for 21 years. 21 years! How did those years add up and pass so quickly?

I'm in it for life.

The reality of how accurately that statement reflected my life really hit me like a ton of bricks. That was it! All of my energy went into painting and whatever other art projects I took on. Of course I have to work to pay bills, but I've even been able to mold that to facillitate my art life. Relationships have come and gone, but art has always been there and will continue to.

Art and life are inseperable. One depends on the other. This blog is dedicated to exploring the intersection of the two and how they affect my experiences.

I'm in it for life.

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