March 24, 2010
Inspiration - Agnes Varda
Inspiration -- I intend to write more often about sources of inspiration in my life.
Some are long-term, others sporadic, some serendipitous, and others quick snapshots.
This weeks inspiration comes from a movie Alan and I watched--
the movie (DVD via Netflix) The Beaches of Agnes.
Agnes Varda is a filmmaker and photographer. The Times said that "Born in 1928, she is still an artist of undiminished vigor, curiosity and intelligence."
I was intrigued and teased by Beaches of Agnes, a retrospective memoir-collage. I wanted to learn more about Varda, order some of her other films, and reflect on her success in a then-considered male profession. I also was inspired...to take out my camera, to muse about the photos I enjoyed taking during my sabbatical (The Dream Year) -- which include the photos in the Intentions and Inspiration heading (which some of you have asked about). And my thoughts about Varda's film have mixed with my own thoughts about memoir and the myth of our personal memories.
What or who inspired you this week?