I love Twilight. There, I said it. I’m an educated feminist and so I don’t bring this up in many conversations. But it remains an undeniable fact.
I spent a long time dissecting the little threads of art. I’m not that old, but I spent a good portion of my life in school, pursuing various degrees in areas of fine art. And after all that tedium; studying, writing, articulating, I decided I was done. I want art that I like. Art that is pretty, makes me happy, makes me think, and speaks a language I understand. I believe there’s something very strong and primal in common symbols that we all understand.
I think that teaching visual literacy and working to understand everything visual we consume everyday – pop-up ads, soda commercials, the design of a building – is an essential skill that needs to be taught to everyone just as we are taught to read. And I think that anyone who mindlessly bemoans pop culture as evil brain junk-food is a boring snob or someone who hasn’t thought about it quite enough.
That’s a broad swath of things to be interested in, but I have to start somewhere. I’ll be writing about movies, books, tv, music, and advertisement. I’ll be writing about Twilight and Nicholas Cage. . .a lot. I have a reading list that I want to share. And lots of Brandon Bird art to post.
I’m not doing this to preach or to argue. I have negative desire to argue with strangers on the internet. I just like writing, talking about art of all kinds, and it makes me sad that my generation seems to be so poorly misunderstood. I hope we can be friends.