Wednesday, April 2, 2008

When lost, turn to food




I haven’t written about contemporary visual art recently because I really can’t find anything positive – even in a constructive criticism way - to say about it right now. And I think it’s probably more enjoyable to read a blog that likes art than hates it. Which is probably why I return to Heart As Arena. The dude loves art.

This thought came to me as I was reading an article in this week’s New Yorker about the feud that boiled between François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Goddard, who both launched the French New Wave as friends. Page after page, you learn of their discord, of their public denouncements of each other, of their enduring conflict. In the end, though, it’s boring. I’d rather just read about the films themselves. Or about the ideas of these auteurs.

That said, there’s nothing I hate more than a Pollyana, a person with no critical eye.

So, instead of a negative post today, check out this cake that my friend made. Crepe layer cake with homemade dulce de leche and pink food coloring (organic). My very own Martin Parr:

2 comments:

Dana said...

For what it's worth, I like your Martin Parr better than Martin Parr's. I admit there could be bias (because I know that that was one tasty cake!), but still... I think it's the humor in slightly cutting off the left side of the cake so that the sign gets its rightful display.

Molly Stevens said...

Well, thanks!

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