Aloha! Alexis here.
What is an about page? Is this where I write an "artist statement"? Do I tell you where I live and what I like to do and how many jars of wearable glitter I own? (10 jars.)
That sounds pretty boring if you ask me!
Anyway, WELCOME, my friend! You have landed on a particular wave in time of my imagination. (Whatever that means!)
I make you only one promise, but it's a whopper:
I will hide nothing from you.
Enjoy the pretty colors!
I’ll leave you with 2 mic drops from my favorite poets:
A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it. So, dear Sir, I can’t give you any advice but this: go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows; at its source you will find the answer to the question of whether you must create. Accept that answer, just as it is given to you, without trying to interpret it. Perhaps you will discover that you are called to be an artist. Then take that destiny upon yourself, and bear it, its burden and its greatness, without ever asking what reward might come from outside. For the creator must be a world for himself and must find everything in himself and Nature, to whom his whole life is devoted.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
I had not a dispute but a disquisition with Dilke, upon various subjects; several things dove-tailed in my mind, and at once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously – I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason – Coleridge, for instance, would let go by a fine isolated verisimilitude caught from the penetralium of mystery, from being incapable of remaining content with half-knowledge. This pursued through volumes would perhaps take us no further than this, that with a great poet the sense of Beauty over comes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.