Monday, January 26, 2015

Celebrating Similarities

As a jewelry maker who came to making late in life (I was a makeup artist for 17 years prior to finding metal clay), I have the sometimes debilitating illness of Comparison. Looking at what I do, then looking at others, and finding myself lacking. It's a soul killer. And if you have any symptoms - I suggest you find a way to nip it in the bud.

This morning while trolling Pinterest with my morning coffee, I came upon a video profile on the amazing artist Gabriella Kiss. But instead of bemoaning the fact that I don't have a fabulous studio in a fabulous countryside, and am not a sculptor, and could never make anything as beautiful as she does - I am instead inspired! Her small scale work is magical - I work in small scale too, her aesthetic is likewise romantic and charming - while my focus is different, our aesthetics are similar. Finding areas in another artist's work where I find a tiny space for communion has changed my outlook.  I'm excited to go into the studio this morning.

I couldn't figure out how to post the video here, it seems to have been removed from Vimeo, but click on the link above to view it. Hope you'll find it inspirational too.