Surfing cool art websites (wink, wink) or coming across great work by an artist you’ve never heard of before is pretty awesome. Coming across that artist’s blog and gaining all sorts of insight into his or her work and process is extra awesome.
That just happened for me with Meg Hitchcock. One way or another (who can really recount the spinning, winding way in which we all navigate the web these days) I ended up on the Huffington Post, checking out Meg’s spellbinding work. That it’s compelling is a no-brainer – intricate mandalas and organic shapes are always interesting to me, especially when they’re made up of text.
Fortunately, I looked a little deeper into the site and found Meg’s blog. Here she discusses her work in detail, and I learned a lot. For instance, I was blown away when I found out that this piece was not only made entirely of text from Salman Rushdie’s, The Satanic Verses, it also spells out an entire chapter of the Koran called, “Repentance.” The process, the message, and the meditation are all intense. I won’t go deep into an explanation on this work (you can read all about Rushdie’s controversial book here), and I don’t want to spoil what the artist has to say about her work, but I will say it can be very worthwhile to check out an artist’s blog.
I strongly encourage you to take a few moments to see if your favorite artists here on Zatista have blogs of their own. If so, it’s a great way to gain insights into the artwork, and who knows what other cool things you might learn? You may just want to own a piece of their artwork!
- Featured Artist Interview: Nicholas Bell (zatista.com)
- Kevin, I Think You’re Missing The Point (zatista.com)
- Art of the Night (zatista.com)