Yesterday I wrote about remembering. De Boton and Armstrong’s second function of art is hope. Read their discussion at length here where they talk about the power of art to put us in touch with a blithe, carefree part of ourselves that can help us cope with inevitable rejections and humiliations. Don’t we need that?
I am an introvert but much of my art is flamboyant, over-the-top and certainly tapping into that carefree, blithe part of me that loves to play.
Certainly, the “girls” over the ages, have been truly alter egos! Mind you, I have long ago given up hope of having boobs like theirs.