Friday, June 4, 2010

Crazy? Genius?

I'm not sure whose face this is, but Jess wrote on this card "I'm drawing this while watching the movie How to Draw a Bunny, about Ray Johnson."  I don't even know who that guy is, but I just looked it up now, and it could be him! Then again, it could just be something else...
Anyways, she went on to say she wasn't sure where to draw the line between genius and crazy.  I remember thinking when I read this about artists especially who seem to fall into this "gray area"  I had recently been reading about new analysis about letters from Van Gogh and his infamous ear incident at the time from the New Yorker, which is another example of this same theme.  I truly cannot remember if Jess and I ever talked about it. 

Now, hopefully, we don't ever get too close to this edge!


  1. A fellow Michigander, Ray Johnson played a formative role in Pop Art movements and was buddies with like of Andy Warhol. ( The movie was great and was recommended to me by David Poinsett. Funny that this postcard comes up today, we just discussed genius/crazy on my drive back from the beach this afternoon. The line between these two things can make all the difference in the world.
    Lynn, do you have link to the news analysis you reference? I am curious.

  2. Jess, you'll need my subscriber login to read it all...but you can check out a little snippet here