Out for drinks with some friends the other night, we decided to play the infamous “someone suggests a word and then you have to draw it on a napkin with your eyes closed” game. I was given ballerina and after two hearty glasses of malbec, those napkin swiggles up there^ were all I could muster. I laughed loudly enough for our waitress to shoot me an(other) annoyed look and the game moved on. Little did I know, my artist boyfriend snuck the crumpled concoction into his pocket for safe keeping. Apparently he saw more of a masterpiece than I did, because weeks later he pulled it out to show me, eyes beaming with pride that his girlfriend had produced something so transcendent.
Okay, so maybe transcendent is a taaad bit of an overstatement, but Kevin’s excitement over my blind drawing reminded me that sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to recognize beauty. Some things are a big old mess up close, but when you take a step back and look with a fresh eye, a hidden brilliance opens up to perception.
In a way that’s how working on a Plotnikov ballet can feel; At first the complicated movements and intertwining lifts can feel overwhelming and messy, but when you get onstage and the space opens up, the big picture just shines through. I can’t wait to get this show to the theater in 12 short days! If you are in the Rhode Island area, grab your tickets here.
I think this would make a lovely graphic for a t-shirt. Like, printed off-center, on the lower left/right of a long-torso, tissue-weight tee?
Wow, I’m so flattered, and can totally picture that too! Thanks for the comment. xo
I agree with the boyfriend, I love this. It would make a very cute graphic.
This reminded me of a conversation from the movie “Clueless.”
Tai: [referring to Amber] Do you think she’s pretty?
Cher: No, she’s a full-on Monet.
Tai: What’s a Monet?
Cher: It’s like the painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess. Let’s ask a guy. Christian, what do you think of Amber?
Full on Monet – there you go.
Hahaha, a full on Monet, I love it! Thanks
this graphic you created isn’t a mess, tho. it’s actually pretty interesting and artistic.
I actually really, really like it. I completely agree about the graphic t-shirt idea.
Thanks so much!! I’ll have to look into having one made by the aforementioned artist boyfriend ;)
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