Oh, and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind
(She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel)
This was a week of looking at the familiar in a whole new way both in and out of the studio. It’s a good exercise for me to recognize in my work and daily life.
I was lucky to attend a Billy Joel concert this week with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. I’ve seen Billy numerous times over the years. His music and lyrics resonate with me and my family. I love his songs now as much as when I first started listening. Not only does the music evoke memories, but I continue to hear his lyrics in new and meaningful ways as the years pass by. To me, that is art and what I am striving for in my own work.
Part of what keeps me going to the studio is looking at familiar shapes in new ways. And on top of that, when someone tells me that they still use a piece of work I made many, many years back – it’s a good feeling.