I visited the new Dali Museum of Art today, in St.Petersburg, Florida. This has always been one of my favorite places to go to ponder and look for inspiration. I opted not to take the guided tour or audio tour, so that I could just visually absorb what the artist was trying to convey to the viewer. After leaving the state-of-the-art museum, I felt about as big as an ant, which is ironic because it is said that Dali kind of had a phobia of ants.
This massive shrine honors the artist whom which we associate a silly mustache and melting clocks with, left me feeling a bit like an underachiever.It made me realize that I need to find the passion that I once had, the fearless visions of inspiration, ideas for the sake of creativity instead of worrying about what might sell or help pay the bills, and making art for art's sake. Maybe that sounds cliche, I'm not sure... but during those few hours at the museum I realized that the real world has changed me a little bit.
Going through college and making my art without a care in the world was a beautiful experience, and I need to find that place in my life again. Find something new, something fresh, and something challenging... care-free art. Keeping in mind that the world around us is only what we choose to see, I hope to find a new freedom in my creativity. I hope to find a new light in this cut-throat world where we all aspire to be the first to achieve our dreams, strive to leave our mark in history, and do whatever it takes to put food on the table. Finding light- Lorel