Every now and then, someone comes along to challenge you. They take on your preconceptions about talent, beauty, music, style, fashion and what passes as cool. With African styled neon face paint and an asymmetrical hairdo, it’s impossible to see Tune-Yards as anything less than a true example of free-spirited artistic expression.
Every song I hear from Merrell Garbus pushes me to think outside the box. Garbus has spun out an incredibly unique musical style for herself, pushing the envelope and daring her listeners to try to compare her with anything remotely familiar. It’s nearly impossible, of course, and the young artist seems more concerned with creating something new than with what people might think of her, as she continues to evolve.
I haven’t yet decided how to find my inner style as I continue to mull over wedding imagery and hem and haw about what styles best define me. But seeing the unabashedly bold and theatrical styling of Tune-Yards inspires me to develop and celebrate my own inner artistic expression and to move forward in incorporating it into plans with courage and conviction. Isn’t art amazing?