February 12, 2012
Lauren Ingraham Alexander
Museums truly are the greatest places. I’m always hypnotized by what I see in galleries but today while working in a gallery classroom I came upon a book that belonged to another teacher. Here’s the first page…
It had me at hello with a drawing of my home state. I started reading about Saul Steinberg (whom I had only heard of and never gotten to know). Saul is an artist who fits no where specifically but is most known for his cartoon work for the New Yorker. I love an artist with a sense of humor and a strong use of line.
His work is shown all over the world. He’s big time. He’s unique and his work is quirky and beautiful. I’m all over it. Well, now I am.
I have been in a “who am I as an artist and what does it all mean” kind of place (also known as a “time to do your taxes and see if you’re actually making or losing money on this” place). And investigating Saul has inspired me to just do what I want to do. Right now I just want to explore.
Gender role discussion anyone?