It’s the man who invented the waterbed! I thought he was made up, like Santa Claus. Turns out he’s real!
I love that Adam Savage always shows his projects from beginning to end and that he’s happy to show that working from the concept through to the final design isn’t always a smooth process. There will be issues. Measurements will be wrong. The concept may not work as envisioned. It takes longer than expected. Corrective action may be needed just as it seems like the project is finished. In other words: this is normal. Whether you’re building software, composing music, painting or working on a book, you’re going to run into problems. This doesn’t mean you’re a terrible creative and you should stop. It’s part of the process, so don’t sweat it. Just get up early in the morning after inspiration strikes, make your adjustments, and finish.
It’s always fascinating to learn what interests people. It turns out that Elton John has an extensive photography collection that features some of the world’s most iconic photos, including photos by Dorothea Lange, and Irving Penn. (On a side note, one of my favorite photography books is Irving Penn’s Small Trades.)
I can’t imagine anything more scary as a creative than having to pitch ideas in front of a panel of judges from Vogue in less than 15-minutes. This video shows a few of the finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund making their case for winning… Braver than I could ever be, no matter how much I needed the money!
I’ve always been curious about the fame and attention the Turner prize attracts (or used to attract) and how some of the winners are catapulted into the money making stratosphere. Which to me, no lover of contemporary art, seems strange. Exactly why would anyone want to pay vast sums of money for an artwork that consists of a dead shark? Especially when the poor shark decayed so much, it had to be replaced. Yes, they had to catch another shark to go into the tank.
Anyway, this video explains how some of the artists who won the prize got to swim laps in pools filled with money. I wish I had thought of something like, “My Bed”.
Once again, Adam Savage proves that you should never, ever stop being passionate about the things that interest you.
Adam Savage talks about the thing we all battle with: making stuff and the failure that comes with the territory.