Chuck Close & comfort zones
Chuck Close is one of my favourite artists for several reasons, the first being really liking his work, but he's also a "passionate promoter of artist rights and the arts generally". I also like his attitude (which I think must have served him well after he became paralyzed from the neck down): "I chose to do things I had no facility with. The choice not to do something is in a funny way more positive than the choice to do something. If you impose a limit to not do something you've done before, it will push you to where you've never gone before."
It's so easy to fall into a comfort zone.
a fine example of how an artist can use photographs to create unique work(some argue against using photographs in art)
Talking about Comfort Zones
I was certainly out of my comfort zone on several levels performing in the v-monologues
(how cool is this, we raised $1430 for city of joy and Artemis)
photograph by Susan GartnerI never thought I could actually stand in front of an audience, let alone deliver a monologue on such a sensitive issue. So many women are made to feel bad about their bodies in so many ways, sometimes it is subtle, sometimes not. Sometimes it is through advertizing products/services that promotes a perverted view of what is or isn't normal. Sometimes it is through acts of brutality, abuse, or misguided notions of what is or isn't normal.
7 Ways To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Live A More Exciting Life.
I can't say if I live an exciting life, let alone a "more" exciting one, BUT it is a one richer for having gone out of my comfort zone.