Obviously I share a lot of other artists’ work here, because #enthusiasm and #dadaism make #strangebedfellows .
It’s also occurring to me that there could be an interesting #metaphor in #interdimensional#perception here on IG - the difference in perspective between seeing a page as a random smattering of posts in a linear feed as #akin to (x) Dimensional perspective, and viewing that same page in grid form as a (x+1) dimensional perspective.
Usually when I repost images or artwork, I’ll process them so my #weird eyes can see them, so there’s always a #remix going on somewhere. And I try to make sure the original artist is fully credited and referenced, because I love their work and want them to #thrive .
I’m really enjoying IG as a #Dadaist#mediasphere and glad for all of you following and feeding the journey. M
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Yesterday I shared a bit of where I've been at and why I'm taking the steps I am. I appreciate the feedback and the support.
I think the age old story of 'fake it til you make it' can be rather toxic. I think it's especially toxic for men. While women are shown one particular ideal of beauty and success, men are shown - in movies, ads, and more - ideals of what a 'successful' man looks and acts like. The nice watch or shoes. Take the lady out. Buy her the nice thing. Be the king of the castle. We take on those imprints and believe we should be that - or risk chastisement, alienating possible fans/investors, etc. We're told to wear this mask because no one wants to hear your (supposed) sob story. In fact, in those times, most people expect you to go quietly til you have something great to share. Sometimes, sure, the confidence is real and palpable. Things are going well! But other times, try as we might, they just fall apart. Man up! the world says. ::
I don't believe that's the best approach. Roll up the sleeves, sure. Work hard. But the mask - the 'fake it til you make it' - it wears thin. The older I get the less energy I have for that. ::
My art, my work, has always been about stripping layers of conditioning away and being as real with it as possible. That mission has always shift
Remember, free shipping on everything in my shop through December 10!
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Last night, a collector friend decided to buy a MAJOR piece from Jared. Then, with a tip of the hat to Mae West (and Gertrude Stein) he said, “Whoever said that money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop!” MIC DROP!!! 🔥🎤🔥 Want to do some art shopping?! ✨💸✨We will be at LivingRoom Gallery tomorrow, Saturday Nov 17, from 12-5pm. 1530 West Superior
Also, please forgive me if it seems like I’ve been bragging about so much good news lately. I’m more than a bit overwhelmed! 🖤 I always try to put a positive spin on things, even when I’m fairly terrified about the many uncertainties of the artist’s life. It feels incredible to finally take a DEEP breath, and take this as a sign. This IS what we were meant to do with our lives. 🖤
Things we find in #montmartre part II: the house that #adolphloos built for #dadaist poet Tristan Tzara! Would love to peek in... We want to bring back the days when dadaists and poets could afford such houses.