“The song is about being violently assaulted and it made me crazy for a few years. I got really paranoid walking around at night and started feeling really unsafe. The song is more about empowering myself physically amongst a masculine power, and the hate of feeling powerless, making light of masculine physical power, making it jovial and non-threatening. I took a typically violent cultural situation and made it pop and happy.” [x]
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… i am doing is inviting the viewer to invent their own story … over the last 14 years art went from a hobby to something i did part time professionally and then it become my full time job. when you’re a creative person and you’re not actively creating there’s this hole inside of you. but then when i started painting and drawing and when i became a prolifically creative person the hole went away. and i realized that is why it was there to begin with … the most important thing in life, i think, is love. so, respecting yourself enough and your intuition enough to get up do what you love everyday. and i realize that is a privilege, not everybody is in a situation where they can get up and, for example, paint all day. or whatever it is that makes you happy.
Lisa Congdon is one of my favorite artists & illustrators.