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December 09, 2015


The Getty Interview


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Many thanks to The Getty for publishing the interview that their writer (Allison Ramirez) conducted of me on their online magazine: The Getty Iris. You can read the entire interview here if you want to. I'm really happy with it ... especially with the fact that the interview brought out my views about my exhibitionist tendencies, along with my frequent desire to hide, which is opposite of exhibitionism. :-)

Thank you also to The Getty for featuring my painting on their Instagram! What a thrill. Have you been to The Getty? It's quite magnificent ... not only the art within but the art that is the actual buildings that make up The Getty ... buildings that were designed to celebrate the beauty of Los Angeles. I plan to go again in 2016.

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As a fine artist, how do you feel about sharing your work on social media?

Sharing my work on social media is a great release for me. I feel there is a part of me that I describe as “exhibitionist.” I mean, I really love expressing and sharing and showing snippets of my work and my life, and engaging with the world that way.

Ironically, I go through moments when I want to shut it all down and crawl under the sheets and hide from everyone and everything. Same thing with the studio. As much as I enjoy interacting with actual humans who come through the studio either for a workshop, private lesson, or monthly art walks, there are times I want to say “everybody get out,” and shut the doors and leave. But I don’t do that of course. Or at least I haven’t yet.

I have a feeling I’m not alone in these types of feelings. It’s just much too much at times, you know? And sometimes it feels so phony, and I wonder to myself, am I phony? I don’t want to be. I want to be creating from a sincere place. So then the day goes by, I connect with my family at the dinner table, read some, think some, and the sun rises again, and it feels right again to create and share with sincerity as much as possible.

- See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/talking-art-and-whimsical-angst-with-painter-jenny-doh/#sthash.1snw7cZ4.dpuf



As a fine artist, how do you feel about sharing your work on social media?

Sharing my work on social media is a great release for me. I feel there is a part of me that I describe as “exhibitionist.” I mean, I really love expressing and sharing and showing snippets of my work and my life, and engaging with the world that way.

Ironically, I go through moments when I want to shut it all down and crawl under the sheets and hide from everyone and everything. Same thing with the studio. As much as I enjoy interacting with actual humans who come through the studio either for a workshop, private lesson, or monthly art walks, there are times I want to say “everybody get out,” and shut the doors and leave. But I don’t do that of course. Or at least I haven’t yet.

I have a feeling I’m not alone in these types of feelings. It’s just much too much at times, you know? And sometimes it feels so phony, and I wonder to myself, am I phony? I don’t want to be. I want to be creating from a sincere place. So then the day goes by, I connect with my family at the dinner table, read some, think some, and the sun rises again, and it feels right again to create and share with sincerity as much as possible.

- See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/talking-art-and-whimsical-angst-with-painter-jenny-doh/#sthash.1snw7cZ4.dpuf

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