I know nothing about art. I can play music; I can write; I can dance and do yoga. All of these things require coordination and rhythm, which I have. Is there rhythm to writing? Yes, absolutely. Just read a poem if you don’t believe me.
While I can appreciate visual art (how hard is it to nod at a painting?), I cannot do it. Believe me, I have tried. Just ask my daughter, who is not afraid to say her daddy is “a much better drawer” than her mommy. No matter. We all have our strengths. Did I mention I can imitate Pee Wee Herman AND most of the Spongebob characters?
Anyway, I have no clue how to critique art or break it down or compare it and categorize it; like music, I just know if I like it. So, when Stephanie of Weekday Women here in Atlanta suggested I profile the Taiwanese American artist, Marlene Tseng Yu, I had no idea how I would do it. But, then I checked out Yu’s art, and I knew exactly what to do; because like all great artists, she inspired me. Not to paint, but to create nonetheless. (more…)