Thursday, January 19, 2017

Supermoon,    Laura Z , 2016
EarthPaint on canvas, 12" x 12" 
Private Collection

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I'd like to thank the editors at (and belatedly so) for featuring my blog post "Head in the Clouds; Hands in the Earth"!

 I had quite forgotten I submitted it, and just surprised myself when I stumbled across it in a search!

Here's the link:

Are You Gonna Eat That? Confessions of a Starving Artist

Swim at Your Own Risk
 Oil pastel on vellum,   Laura Z

There are so many cliches and stereotypes that surround the word "artist." Just because they are often true doesn't mean they aren't also problematic, both for the artist's identity and how s/he is perceived.

Usually when I tell people I'm am artist, I get THE LOOK. Most people won't come right out and say the word crazy, but I can tell it's rattling around in there somewhere, along with questions like:
         "Is it contagious?"
         "Should I avoid eye contact?" 
         "What does an artist eat in the wild?"