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NETFILX Review: Abstract  The Art Of Design

NETFILX Review: Abstract The Art Of Design

 Images courtesy of Netflix

Images courtesy of Netflix

I would like to personally thank Netflix for this original series, along with many others like; Orange Is The New Black, Stranger Things, Girl Boss, Dear White People, and The L Word! Well, not The L Word.

Still, I give thanks for the time saved from having to bust out the entire six season DVD collection I acquired in college. Netflix has catapulted into everyday television, mainly because many of us can't afford to pay monthly cable bills and all we really need is WiFi.

So, I must say I was strongly moved by the series, Abstract: The Art Of Design. The joy consumed within my heart after watching it made me fall in love. My favorite artist is Paula Scher! Her story was very intriguing and vibrant. Maybe I'm biased in my statement coming from the city girl, but I truly loved her collectiveness and energy. She also created the logo to my favorite place ever, The High Line! 

I believe as an artist ( in any form ) you must always be inspired! Right!?

“I loved leaving New York City but I couldn’t stay out of town that long I have to come back to town. Otherwise I won’t have any ideas.”
— Paula Scher

Well, how else are you able to continue to create (new) innovative designs, creative ideas again and again? City born; I took the subway to work every day and pretty much every where; I'm sure like many typical New Yorkers. I've realized now, that time spent was most important to reset and develop new ideas. I observed everything, I people watched, admired train art, saw subway performances, I critiqued poorly done advertisements and even recreated them. What I've discovered about myself, is it's important for me to self-indulge and think art in real time, for an hour in peace. The importance of always learning, challenging yourself, putting down your phone and using your hands. More crafts, and more designing! 

“You have to be in a state of play to design. If you’re not in a state of play, you can’t make anything.”
— Paula Scher

What I appreciated most about the series is its eclectic approach on presenting their stories and successfully recognizing each artist in their own right. With potential for a second season, I'm eager to see if  the momentum continues and who they'll have the privilege of interviewing next. As well as, how they will push the envelope and keep viewers intrigued.

Although I'm Sarasota bound, I'll still head back to the New York City every year. To recap with all the self right creatives, remain refreshed with all local artists and designers. As well as to get peoples perspectives on how the world is evolving and where they fall on the spectrum.

What I love most about NYC is that when I get back home.. its like I never left. 

“Ideas come all kinds of ways- I’m allowing my subconscious to take over, so that I can free associate. “
— Paula Scher
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SFF Panel Discussion: LGBTQ & Black Identities in Media

SFF Panel Discussion: LGBTQ & Black Identities in Media