Last week I went to see the Botero exhibit at the Berkeley Museum. It was a great exhibit and what surprised me is that Botero donated all of his paintings to the Berkeley Museum. How generous. However I wanted to talk about an artist I stumble upon at the museum and her amazing work. Her work formulated everything that was on my mind for a long time. In Lisa Solmon’s class I had to talk about thing that inspires me. I organized my presentation around three big topics. Texture, repetition and political art those are the big topics my art is organized around. During the summer I was constantly thinking of how can I incorporate all three in my artwork. And there it was, eureka all of that was formulated in Deborah Grants art. I was blown away. Her drawings are not just random images but charged with political and historical meaning and when you look at the artwork as a whole it tells a tale like no other. I would call it a story within a story within a story that conveys one big story. I found a clip on the internet where Grant talks beautifully about her work. I watched it now 5 times and I can not believe how much what she says was formulated in my head over and over again. Deborah Grant is my new hero. Now I just need to figure it out where I go from here. I know now that repetition, texture and political art is a perfect combination I just need to find my own voice in it. Her is Grant’s video in case you guys are interested.