Recorded in from Bushwick, Brooklyn today’s guest on the show is Sophia Wallace. In this episode we talk Cliteracy, art shows, the pressures of being a creative, priorities, photography, the importance of saying no, focusing on patience and the anatomy of the clitoris.
Just a heads this episode has some strong language that may not be suitable for children. You been warned, enjoy the show.
Stay Up To Date with Sophia Wallace
- Blue Chip Gallery
- The importance of ‘no’
- Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – Creative Capital
- LMCC Workspace Program (referred to as the Artist Summer Institute by Sophia)
- Most successful people in corporate America work approximately 4 hours a day.
- Barriers to play in the art world: resources, focused on endless work, an a bombardment narrative- “Just play the hits”
- Focusing on 3 priorities
- Smith College
- DJ Politic
- Golden Age of Hip Hop
- The Pharcyde
- Biggie Smalls
- Mos Def
- Talib Kweli
- The lens is a powerful tool, the magic between real and conceptual, beauty and evidence.
- Language connects imagination, aesthetics are important on how art is presented and received
- Scope NYC – Cliteracy – 100 Natural Laws (Conversation with Amon 2012)
- Clit Rodeo
- “The Earth is not flat when it comes to the female body.” Sophia Wallace Quote
- Dr. Helen O’Connell
- The Anatomy of the Clitoris
- Speculum Redesign
- The privilege of living in New York as an artist.
- As an artist you want to be acknowledged, recognized and apart of the discourse.
- Going viral – you get your moment, but does it register?
- Try to maintain your place in history
- Sophia Wallace’s Mission Statement – I create artworks that restore dignity to other subjects whose gender, sex, and sexuality has been weaponized against them
- The right to pleasure, the right of the clit to be known
- The true anatomy of 50% of the population
- Cliteracy | Sophia Wallace | TEDxSalford
- “You put things in the world & you hope that people understand.” Sophia Wallace Quote
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
- Formless by Sophia Wallace
Advice to Up and Coming Artists:
- Documentation of the journey
- Get rid of your bad work
- Ideas are expensive
- Keep your cool
- Be mindful of relationships
- Make spreadsheets to document and account for everything
- Make sure there is always an agreement
- Send yours if the party you are working with doesn’t have one
- Focus on patience
- Most important lesson: trust your really strong ideas, don’t second guess your ideas
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