Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jury Duty, Part 4 (interlude)

As I mentioned in my last post, jurors get free admission to MOCA, so several of us went during lunch on the second day of trial. There were some fabulous photo exhibits, as well as paintings by modern masters like Jason Pollock and Andy Warhol. It was one of the nicest lunches I've spent since moving here ten years ago!

One of the Warhol quotes on the wall stood out for me, so I copied it down. He's talking about his art of course, but he could be talking about writing; how when you're immersed in a piece you've entered an entirely different place, that's just as real as your own life.

At least, that's how I feel.

"Everybody has their own America, and then they have pieces of a fantasy America, that they think is out there but they can't see... But you can only live in one place at a time. You live your dream America that you've custom-made from art and schmaltz and emotions just as much as you live in your real one, too." -- Andy Warhol

(I promise to provide the real jury conclusion next time. Sorry for the bait and switch; just ran outta time this morning.)

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic quote. I often feel like I'm living duel lives (one in real life and one in my imagination). Both are great places to be sometimes, and both are not as great some days.

    Andy Warhol was a clever guy.