Monday, December 5, 2011
destruction and creation
the 45 most powerful images of 2011 are out and this amy winehouse shrine really got me thinking - i would love people to leave booze and cigarettes around my picture. yes, she died from the abuse she inflicted on her body, so it seems wholly inappropriate - but man did she live. she was one of a handful of artists of our age who possessed a spirit so much larger than themselves, that they almost had to die young. artists like janis joplin, jimi hendrix, elvis presley and amy winehouse - they were miracles. they were born to burst into life and destruct. they were all brave enough to burn intensely throughout their short lives yet were eventually consumed by the dark side of their creation. it begs the question - will one always be as destructive as one is creative?