Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Cargo



An art in itself, carrying the 'priceless cargo'. I love how the courier describes his job. The softness of his voice, when he says 'diesel'. How the painting is treated so carefully. And how Kahlo's life has become a story that feeds into the work, and how that story is polished and examined, checked and rechecked.

Some people say that all portraits are self portraits. I suppose you could take that further and say that all artwork is a form of self portraiture. Maybe only by looking hard at oneself can we eventually see the world.

Still, we all get sick of staring at our own face from time to time.

If it were possible to shed your skin like a snake and use it as a canvas, would you do it?

3 comments:

Danielle de Santiago said...

love it..kahlo is one of my favourite artists...i learned about her through my mom who is an artist too and kahlo has been a important influence to her own work...

Nikki Magennis said...

Oh, how cool! Does your mother paint, Danielle? I know Kahlo's influenced so many artists - painters or other.

Danielle de Santiago said...

yes..she paints and designs jewelery...

yes..she and diego riviera had a lot of influence of many many artists..:-)