Since becoming a makeup artist five years ago, I've left my art world momentarily and grew a mad passion for makeup artistry. Since discovering art can be translated onto 3D canvases, it has sparked a new life in me. The fashion industry inspires me and concerns me. Fashion, to me, is slightly parallel to the world of art; they are sub cultures that focus on self expression, negative and positive beliefs, religion, right and wrong. Artistry essentially deals with the aesthtic and even the displeasing side of culture, emotions, geography, and the natural or learned skill to create or re-create these things.
Watching Bravo's 'Work of Art' was so refreshing. It took me back to the days of when I was critiqued in school for art projects, when I would stay up until 5 in the morning, or sometimes stay up for 48 hours to complete a project in time, or trying to teach a friend how to draw a straight line, and days when I would cry if I spilled paint over my whole project and had to start from scratch.
I want to relive it all.
I actually submitted an entry for the casting call. This show has inspired me to reclaim my long lost love of art. I want to thank Bravo for bringing forth a quality reality show, a positive realtiy show, a real reality show, a show that I could relate to and a show that doesn't deal with baby mama drama, artificial personalites and plastic boobs.
And I am very happy for the winner, Abdi Farah. He was very deserving and his art work is beautiful. I hope to meet him one day.