People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.
Cloud People in James and the Giant Peach
Class notes, from Advanced Drawing Studio with Barbara Rossi, SAIC, 1991
Check out the book, “James and the Giant Peach,” by Dahl – children’s book with lots of cloud-people. This is related to a series of paintings and drawings I was doing at the time that involved cloud people.
Read this whole series of class notes: