Lately I've been watching interviews and videos of performance artist Marina Abrabovic who absolutely fascinates me. She pushes her art to the limits by inviting people to contribute to her performance, at times leaving her life at risk. But, what I find even more interesting is her wisdom. She refers to the fact that art requires sacrifice, focus, and concentration and how each artist is born to create in the method that they do....like how a painter is born a painter and cannot live without colour, brushes, a studio. She is able to put into words the way I feel as an artist, that failing is a part of the process and that the only way to speak clearly in your field is by becoming secure in your own language...which really means to do the work, over and over and over again. Not only is she creative and wise, her voice is pure heaven.
AIRdirondack Art Project