Spent the last few days in Hippieville, USA with my hippiesweet baby sister. She is a goddess. It's amazing to look up to someone you had such a huge influence over and realize that there is always more to learn. Basically, she took everything I had to offer her as a big sister and made it better.
We went to Blue River and let the wild take us as we were. There's nothing like the call of nature to reset your bones.
I found myself having a long argument yesterday with someone who said that because my art lends itself to sexuality and is [by default] associated with a mainstream industry of commercialism and extremism of what people "should" look and act like, that I was [in affect] oppressing women.
I found myself passionately fighting for the emotional force that arises from me when I act, model, or perform in any way. "Sexuality" is not necessarily a driving force, but more of a byproduct of my sincerity of expression. Women, any woman, can be empowered to find an outlet for their true, uninhibited expression and that I have only hoped to be a vessel of inspiration for them.
I hope that they, too, will seek their power and challenge that which has confined their magnitude of individuality and channel emotional force of expression.
And also, that my art, my fiery virtuosity is a vulnerable invitation into my deepest self. And that if chosen to be seen, it should be regarded and respected the way they would respect any artist for their courage to show the world what lies beneath the surface of their anonymous human existence.
This is my art and it's for me. Your interpretation is yours and that's for you. Do not ever belittle someone for their bravery and their loyalty to themselves.
Read this quote:
"There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent."