At age 17, Lady Gaga achieved early admission to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her music videos show her love of costume artifice and theatricality – and play. She admires photographer Cindy Sherman, another artist who intrigues me for creating so many personas as a performance artist. See Cindy Sherman books Lady […]
What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?
Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?
Most of us will never be actors or…
Working as a director in the 1950s, Ida Lupino commented,”You don’t tell a man; you suggest to them.” Ally Acker writes in her bio, “The back of her director’s chair read, ‘Mother Of Us All…’, a nom de plume that Ida Lupino solicited, encouraged and used fully to subversive advantage. “It was her armor against […]
How important is it to identify yourself as an artist – to others, and especially to yourself?
What if you don’t get awards for your creative work? What if it isn’t even seen by others?
Are you still an artist if you are doing something else …
Janet Jackson on clothes Janet Jackson, asked about her “seriousness” about her clothes, says in an interview [Hollywood Life magazine, Nov/Dec 2006] – “It just looked that way. It wasn’t about pleasing myself. I was always too rushed and too willing to let someone tell me what to do.” She describes herself as “a chameleon. […]