Friday, November 03, 2006

What Kind of Artist Are You?

A couple of years ago, I was watching an interview of Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) in the delightfully thorough special features of The Lord of the Rings DVDs, and he described his other projects – a gallery showing of his paintings, a newly published poetry book, an album he was recording that would include some of the other LOTR cast members.

I remember my initial reaction – "Geez, guy. Pick one! Are you an actor or a painter or a photographer?"

I couldn't possibly feel more differently now. I get it. When you're a creator, you create. It doesn't matter what medium.

I used to write dances, which is how I think of choreography. Now that it's easier to get time late at night on my computer than it is to arrange a babysitter, studio space and a dozen dancers, I write blog posts and essays. I still love writing dances, but slowly, I've rechanneled a lot of that energy into writing words and taking photographs.

We'll see what comes next.

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1 comment:

K goose blog said...

Love the pumpkin pics and the back of the little one with the jersey on. Hope you guys had a nice Halloween!