A very good friend of mine asked me to design an invitation for her niece’s upcoming 13th Birthday Party… Apparently this particular niece is a fashonista and loves everything Paris… So – Happy Birthday Lauryn! I hope that my invitations do your party justice :)

Belief + Doubt = Sanity

I walked into this museum just needing to go to the bathroom and I left fully inspired.

PLEASE. If you have the opportunity – visit the Hirshhorn Museum and experience Belief + Doubt  yourself.

August 20, 2012 to December 2014
Part of an initiative to bring art to new sites within and around the building, this installation by Barbara Kruger fills the Lower Level lobby and extends into the newly relocated Museum bookstore. Famous for her incisive photomontages, Kruger has focused increasingly over the past two decades on creating environments that surround the viewer with language. The entire space—walls, floor, escalator sides—is wrapped in text-printed vinyl, immersing visitors in a spectacular hall of voices, where words either crafted by the artist or borrowed from the popular lexicon address conflicting perceptions of democracy, power, and belief.

At a moment when ideological certitude and purity seem especially valued, Kruger says she’s “interested in introducing doubt.” Large areas of the installation are devoted to open-ended questions (“WHO IS BEYOND THE LAW? WHO IS FREE TO CHOOSE? WHO SPEAKS? WHO IS SILENT?”), while the section occupying the bookstore explores themes of desire and consumption. At once addressing the individual, the museum, and, symbolically, the country, Kruger’s penetrating examination of the public sphere transforms one of the Hirshhorn’s key public spaces.

Fall Forward.

If you don’t fail at something – you are not even trying…

To get something you don’t have – you need to do something you never did.

NOTHING is worth having without risk.

Fall back on something? I don’t want to fall back on anything except for my faith. I want to fall forward so that I can see what I am hitting…

- Denzel Washington,  2011  UPenn Commencement Speech

There is something to be said about taking risks and actually putting yourself out there.

I did once.

It is an incredibly scary and frightening experience. But in the end, I became Wiser. Stronger. Invincible. 

I have this little Lady Gaga quote on my computer’s desktop… its says:

Whether you are gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, you are black, you are white, you are Islam, Muslim, whatever the fuck you are, you don’t know how free you will feel, how you will fly so fucking far above the rest once you stop caring what people thing about you.

At this point in my life – I don’t give a shit. I am ready to fall forward.

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