10.28.2012

Maja Ruznic and In the Make Blog




Maja Ruznik is a west coast artist who has just been featured over at In the Make, here. You may have seen her painting on the cover of New American Paintings a few issues back as well. The thing I want to bring to your attention is the video clip she did for In the Make about her creative process, and her background. The article at In the Make opens with the video. She says something in there about her mother giving her the freedom to make her own images by not telling her they were pretty. I think this is often missed...that by telling a child something is good or pretty we give a kind of criticism that can lessen their freedom to create.  And the more I learn about making art, the more I see that it is about personal freedom.

5 comments:

Ingrid said...

In the Make is one of my favorite sites, thanks for the reminder!

Lari Washburn said...

Thanks Ingrid!

kathrynclark said...

I just realized she was the artist on the cover I was in, I thought there was something hauntingly familiar about her work! My daughter LOVED watching the video, it made her want to be an artist even more than she already wants to. Great story behind her work.

Lari Washburn said...

That's wonderful Kathryn. To see a child respond like that is a joy and evidence of the authenticity of the work. And to have the example and experience of seeing your mother's work published ....imagine that kind of empowerment!

annamaria said...

It's a great video , I watched it three times. (I loved the music too). Thank you;-)

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