Monday, April 30, 2012

My Childhood Mondays | Wk 6 - Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was a huge influence on me for probably 6 years. I discovered Dali while drawing in art class my Sr. year of high school. I fell in love. I studied his artwork, his biography. He was so strange and beautifully awkward. When he first met the love of his life, Gala he shaved his arm pits until they bled.

It was through Dali that I found out about the Surrealist Movement, automatic writing, the unconscious mind, Sigmond Freud. I have a tattoo on my upper left arm of an abstract elephant, inspired by Dali.