Is art a reflection of the society of it’s day, or inspiration of what it could be?
What an awesome question Robin. I think it is both. I now, it sounds like a bit of a cop out answer doesn’t it? But I feel it is a very similar question to the chicken and the egg. I don’t know if we can ever determine what comes first. However, I do believe it is the responsibility of the artist to understand and recognize the effect the work they produce has on the world.
Is there anything weird you did as a kid that you still do?
Make up dances, plays, and stories with my best friend Jenny in our living rooms.
What legacy would you like to leave…how do you want to be remembered?
Wow, getting right into it I guess? I want to be remembered as something I feel so far away from currently. I want to be remembered as a woman of love and strength. I want to be remembered as someone who inspired ideas and expression. Someone who was passionate about life and art and friends and family. I want to be remembered for telling epic stories in my own way. Stories that influence and inspire society. I want to be remembered as someone who can be counted on to bring joy to the situations I choose to participate. I want to be a woman of peace and compassion. A woman who means what she says and says what she means. A woman of integrity and depth. I have so much work to do, but I think that is the process of life. Building ourselves to be the ultimate person we can be. Paying attention to the moments we have and filling them with as much of us as possible. Quietly, presently, alive.
Volley! Allison asks everyone:
- What is your Black Swan moment? A Black Swan moment is a moment in time when you knew your life would change forever. When you never knew it was possible to have a swan any other color than white and a black one appears in front of you one day and you entire life is changed.
- If you had a time machine and could go back and say something you wish you had said, but will never have the chance to say, what would it be and to whom?
- What is your favorite childhood memory?