Advice From My 80 Year Old Self was released by Chronicle on Monday (read here). In a tragic story, the book was published posthumous, the young artist passed away suddenly before Christmas. She was also pregnant with twins. Guys, Susan O’Malley is a big deal. To say the least. Dig around her website, look at her installations and behold that this is a huge story, from a huge contemporary artist.
For so long I’ve asked myself the question are quotes super self-indulgent? I love them, but have always felt guilty about it. But through finding this, I think I’ve answered that question, easily.
They are not. Context and Intention is what matters, and publishing and creating quotes, within the right context, can be powerfully uplifting. Printed on a throw cushion, on a bus stop, sure beats a billboard for something we don’t need.
ART BEFORE DISHES