Monday, June 1, 2009


(Painting by Bendix Harms)

It has taken quite a bit of courage to write this blog, exposing feelings and opinions and also realizing them through writing. I’m very grateful to you readers – the small number of you that there are - for sending me comments, emails or in-person encouragement. It goes a long way.

In one of Borges’s lectures, he describes writing as a collaboration, in which readers enrich the writing. He says of his lecture:
You may think now and then that you have heard a good lecture. In that case, I must congratulate you, because, after all, you have been working with me. Had it not been for you, I don’t think the lectures would have seemed particularly good, or even tolerable. I hope that you have been collaborating with me tonight.

He even humbly adds:
I think you are quite mistaken if you admire (I wonder if you do) my writing. But I think of it as a very generous mistake. I think that one should try to believe in things even if they let you down afterwards.

I’m no Borges, that’s for sure, but I am applying for an Andy Warhol Foundation arts writing grant (thanks AP). It’s a bit intimidating, but I will give it a whirl.

Among other things, I need to send a selection of posts. Please let me know if there are any posts that stick in your mind as either memorable or stimulating. Thank you.


Vito Polly-Vincent said...

That's great, Molly! I think your writing about art is excellent. Art criticism is often very difficult to read if you're not well versed in the field's inner lexicon, but you make it very accessible, and your opinions are always interesting. Let me know if there's any way I can help.

Molly Stevens said...

Thanks, VPV! Let me know if there are any specific posts you think I should use as samples.

Sarah Masarachia said...

Oh there are so many good posts, hard to choose. My gestalt, seat-of-my-pants response (for 2009 entries):

Making it
You know I'm wild molly (apr. 29)
Eat it
On Torment
All Blobs no same
As it lays....


Sarah Masarachia said...

Oh and i forgot-- Luxury 101.

Molly Stevens said...

Thank you so much, Sarah. That's really helpful. Really. x