Posts tagged ‘Art’
Florence, Italy —
I’ve been to Florence, Italy three times in my life. In fact, I am here in Florence at this very moment as I write. Each time I come to Firenze, three essentials always require my attention: Music, Art and Love.
Firenze: La Prima Volta (The First Time)
Having declared my major in music, I was just out of my freshman year of college and touring eight countries in two months with my university chamber choir, The Choraliers. We spent four unforgettable, and absolutely life-changing days in this Renaissance city singing Latin motets in Florentine churches including Il Duomo and Santa Croce.
I was constantly running after the bus, having stayed too long at the museums and in the cathedral and churches. I had just completed a semester of Art History and every time I turned a corner, there was some painting or statue that I had studied. It was mind-blowing.
I fell in love with a boy in Firenze. He was American and was traveling on his own. One of his friends was in our choral group, so when they arranged to meet up, I was swept off of my feet. (more…)
I did an interview with visual artist Marty Coleman in September. After the interview was posted, Marty wrote me a quick thank you. In response to his short comment, I wrote a not-so-short, stream of consciousness “you’re welcome” back and ended up thinking deeply about how the artistic process manifests itself across different disciplines, and specifically in my own life.
I wanted to share these thoughts with you, so I grabbed what I wrote and have posted it here — with a few clarifications along the way.