23 May 2010


There's a critically acclaimed film about a woman named Seraphine Louis which I'm interested to see. I don't know very much but what I do know, from the trailer on the website and from a tee-tiny bit of research, is that she was a simple, quiet, lonely woman. She scrubbed floors for a living but created deeply colored, motion-filled paintings in the little shards of time that she could find when she wasn't committing herself to hard labor. She was pegged as insane or "not right," but there's something about her work that suggests otherwise. I look forward to learning more.