What's the difference between greatness and mediocrity in art? That's a very big question, isn't it? Well, if anyone saw Pink's performance at The Grammy's last night the answer was there. She followed a rather labored performance by another female artist who while technically perfect was also using all the props in the world, including a fair dose of bump and grind, to get her message across.
Then came Pink in a white shroud who flew into the air in a Cirque Du Soleil kinda feat. She was astounding. Poetic. Took the the art of performing a mere song to a whole different level. It was very moving to me. She got a standing ovation. It was a tear-jerker moment.
It reminded me of what my mentor, the great Everett Raymond Kinstler, N.A., once said in a workshop and I don't quote him directly. But it is something I have never forgotten. Something along the lines of being a fine technician (in art) is just fine and dandy but something less perfect said with passion and conviction will soar. Perfect can be boring without the passion.
This has nothing to do with last night's drawing. But I can't stop thinking today about how I can't wait to get to the studio and perform just like Pink although I might leave my shroud at home.