Maryam of My Marrakesh presented an interesting question, about Dizzying Qualities, to me last night. She asked, "darling girl, why do you think that a pile of curtains represents you, I wonder?" That type of question I knew I'd get someday from a professor with something to prove, but I definitely wasn't expecting it now. I didn't feel I was going to able to answer it.
So, Maryam, you had me thinking for quite sometime. Then I realized that when I changed majors, from fashion designer to photographer, I carried with me my ambitions and goals as an artist.
~ Find beauty in that which isn't beautiful, find extraordinary in the ordinary. ~
I've had the ability to do this in the past and I wasn't sure how exactly to express that with out sounding vain, until Pink Mohair came in and said what she said, confirming my ability. That is when I realized that this has been my goal not only in art, but in life as well.
I have taken a risk to show that there is beauty in a culture that maybe thought, by the politically minded American, as rubbish; to show that there is something wonderful about it's people; to ask that they be given a chance. I'm not a rebel, but a reformer. And that is what La Vie Par Mes Yeux is all about- a chance for me to show the beauty I see, to others.
Here you can see the rest of that series of experimentation with my curtains. I will attempt to show more extraordinarily ordinary photos in the future as well.