(don't feel obliged to watch all of this)
I thought about making this entry the other day. I had been thinking about why making zines makes sense to me.
Then I stumbled upon this video of Souther Salazar and he pretty much sums it up.
I like that he says zines are a non-intimidating way to share your art, and that he had to build up to showing paintings.
I've been thinking the same sorts of things and feel as though I've gone about art in a backwards way.
I can't really get into Blaise Larmee and I've been wanting to compare his thoughts about zines to Souther's.
Blaise thinks about zines in an opposite way to Souther.
Blaise seems to be trying to make zines in a high-end art way that I find unappealing and pretentious.
In my mind, there seems to be a flip between the two. Where Blaise is trying to put painting into zines, Souther is putting the zine into paintings.
I've been feeling guilty about not painting at all for a yea. At this point I want to say, "fuck painting."
Instead of tiptoeing around the issue, I want to take a stand and say I'm finally not painting on purpose.
I need to accept my unintentional break from painting and re-evaluate my means of making art.
I think I need to start a lot smaller.
Anyway, I'm glad to have a seemingly kindred spirit in Souther Salazar.
I adore him and I was so glad to finally find his blog the other day.
Please check it out here.