There’s a scene in the new remake of A Star is Born that’s been rattling around in my head since I saw the film. It’s the scene where Bradley Cooper’s character Jackson is talking to Lady Gaga’s character Ally about self-expression and finding her voice. Jackson says, “Look, talent comes everywhere, but having something to say and a way to say it so that people listen to it, that’s a whole other bag. And unless you get out there and you try to do it, you’ll never know. That’s just the truth. And if there’s one reason that we’re supposed to be here it’s to say something so that people want to hear it. So you gotta grab it. And you don’t apologize or worry about why they’re listening or how long they’re gonna be listening for. You just tell them what you want to say.”
8 Artists on Painting is a terrific video which features interviews with artists including Michael Simpson, Cecily Brown, and David Hockney talking about painting and making art, whatever that means.
Painter David Salle talks about joining abstraction and figuration and language and not really knowing where a painting will end up when he begins.
Photographer Troy Colby explores the idea of what a father should be in his long term photo essay, The Fragility of Fatherhood