I’ve just finished reading an amazing book – and recent winner of the Stella Prize. This passage of text really spoke to us as capturing the essence of our stories.
Art did not stop, that’s what Marina had said. Art did not get to five o’clock and say, “That’s it, the day is done. Go think about TV or making dinner. It wasn’t like that. It was there all the time: when you were chopping vegetables, talking with a friend, reading a newspaper, listening to music, having a party. It was always there offering suggestions, wanting you to go write or draw, sing or play. Wanting you to imagine big things, to connect with an audience to use energy, to find energy. It wasn’t ready when you were, it didn’t come when you wanted it or leave when you were done. It took its time. It was often late or slow or not what you had in mind.
Heather Rose, The Museum of Modern Love, Allen and Unwin, 2016, pp 178.
Winner of the Stella Prize 2017