This is me.
Have you ever asked yourself…
“Do I want people to know exactly who I am, or do I work on the image they are expecting of me?”
The thing is…I want everyone to know who I am. What makes me laugh, what irritates me, what makes me happy, and how I live my life. That’s why I have this blog, that’s why I post on Facebook and (when I remember my password) on Twitter.
I spent most of my life being careful of appearances, of what was appropriate, what was not. One day I woke up and realized that there is no point in wanting to appear a certain way if at the end you are masking your true essence. Lately, this question has come up often…in my head…along with other unnecessary gibberish (but that’s another story) As I continue to be more public with my work, I’ve wonder if it’s “appropriate” to post what I post, to say what I do and to let so many people into who I am.
I think I’ve concluded it is, here’s why:
1. If you are going to own one of my paintings, I want you to get to know me, to know something about me…not some “pompous mask” of who I should be..le artist.
2. I want you to know that I take my work very seriously and though I am a complete dork outside my studio, in there I am very focus, dedicated and committed.
3. I got nothing for number 3 but leaving it at 2 seemed incomplete.
About the author: Maite Benito Agahnia
Maite currently lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children. She is active in the Art Community in Southern California, and volunteers her time to help children and give back to the community.
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