- Jessica Bellamy
52 Letters Week 9
I've thought long and hard about what I would say to you.
...please consider handwriting my letter.
I'm interested in collecting the unique hand of as many people as possible,
More thoughtful, temporal, and intimate.
Your voice is constantly in my head. It has been for almost fifteen years.
Your voice questions all the art I create, playing devil's advocate between the concept and the form.
...you made me think about the hard things...question the validity of my intent and the work, itself.
You gave me the freedom of independent thought and creativity. What you did was make me defend my work.
...you forced me to draw my own conclusions about it.
You were almost mythical...
I loved your methods...so philosophical and confusing at times, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
You always made time to talk to me, and you took me seriously...
...you always seemed to be smiling at some private joke...
Thank you for making me think deeper...
It's good to have an objective critic within one's self.
You fostered my belief that art does't always have to be "beautiful", but it must always be honest.
There is beauty in honesty.
There is beauty in the birth of an idea...
...my job is to try to keep the idea as fresh and unspoiled as possible.