A Toast to Beginnings!

Christine Kuan
Dec 29, 2012 1:16AM
The Long Way Home, 2012
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Chassé-croisé, 1961
Fondation Beyeler

The holidays always seem merrier with kids around because they are so blown away by everything--paper airplanes, silly jokes, or filtering by color on Art.sy. It's so refreshing to be surrounded by this sense of marvel. Often I think this positive energy is similar to working at a startup technology company, where talented people constantly experiment with new ideas--unimpeded by fear of failure--to build something extraordinary and beautiful. 

Gabriel Orozco once said: "I don't like a big enterprise of people working for me. I don't want to be a master. I want to be a kid. To keep making art, you have to put yourself in the position of a beginner. You have to be excited by a stone on the sidewalk or, like a child, the flight of a bird." It's risky to be a beginner. But it's also fun. Wishing you wonder, fun, and tons of art--Happy New Year!

Christine Kuan