I have just finished reading this book, received as a Christmas present. It has filled my head with pleasure, questions, excitement, thoughts, ... a general buzz. Whether one agrees with Hockney's ideas and opinions or not, he is always thought-provoking about how we see, how we look, how he represents what we expect to see in paintings and drawings, using photography, through theatre design, using i-phone and i-pad, and even now in moving images. His enthusiasms have always swept me along - I just love his positive approach to everything.
I really look forward to seeing the upcoming exhibition of his recent work, and in the meantime I shall try to make the most of my shot-from-the-cannon-of-enthusiasm mood! Perhaps you feel like downloading a free fresh flower drawing by Hockney from the Royal Ontario Museum (the exhibition is only on until tomorrow).
I hope that 2012 brings us all creative challenges, expanding enthusiasms, intriguing investigations, at least one outrageous opportunity, and lots of time for serious silence.
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