it wasn’t until fairly recently that i began to consider myself to have come from a line of artists; just in my immediate family, my savtah (maternal grandmother), my older brother, and my aunt are all artists. my aunt is having a show in a few weeks. this is her website.
why did i never think of myself as from a family of artists? was this fact simply overshadowed by other religious and cultural expectations? was it the assumption that if i showed any creative impulse or talent that i would tuck it away and call it a hobby?
but none of the artists in my family call their art a hobby. my brother wants to make a career of writing, my savtah and aunt have academic degrees, shows, investments, collectives in their art.
i am in the family business.