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Friday, November 13, 2009

A biography….

What is a bio? A biography, according to the dictionary, is a description or account of someone's life and the times… A biography is more than a list of impersonal facts, such as education, work, relationships, and if it applies, death, it also portrays the subject's experience of those events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae, a biography presents the subject's story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experiences, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality…

So a Biography is nothing more than a long description of yourself, your accomplishments, adventures and your past, a bunch of words put together in an attempt to describe a being that according to the “Texts” is unique, infinite and faulty…

A self promoting tool to highlight all the good and hide all the bad, an excuse to chant the virtues of those people that had a positive influence on us, and to deny how truly inadequate and lonely they made us feel…

Why do we write it? Why do we need it? Why couldn’t my work talk for itself, why do I need to define it, or excuse it…give it a reason for being?
I overheard people stating that a biography gives others a connection to the artist, an inside to their souls, an understanding of their work…but does it really? Could you really understand me by reading my bio? Can you really see the depth of my soul and the passion of my work by reading a piece of paper…?

I could write that I am from Mars and that I grew up in Kansas…and that my art work is inspired by an alien named Xuc that visits my cat every Wednesday night to watch the ultimate fighter show on TV…and that I have 3 tired hamsters in my head…

As an Artist I find it difficult to write a bio, having to describe on a piece of paper the challenges of my life, the passion and love of my art, to confess my shortcomings and my dreams, my inadequacies and my pet-peeves….and do so this with the hope that you would not hate me at the end.

It’s hard to put yourself out there for the world to see, it’s even harder to live life in hiding for fear of criticisms and ridiculed and finally confirm the inadequacies others have placed on you. Look at the mirror…what do you see…?

So here I am writing a bio… because it is appropriate and expected to do so, because like so much more in this life it is one of the requirements to be part of the “professional” world.

This is my bio, this is me…
I am an Artist…I have 3 hamsters in my head, their names are Ginger, Exer and Skippy…I can be your sweetest dream and worst nightmare. I am Me.
Welcome to my world…you might want to buckle up….


1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your MM of the week! Love your body art. That "canvas" must be exciting to work on!


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