A few months ago I was contacted by a woman named Gina who was organizing an art gallery that was to represent the newest Say Anything album. She had previously interviewed the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Max Bemis, who inspired her to create the show in the first place. The concept was a unique one; to reach out to several artists, asking each of them to create one piece. Each artist was given a song title from the album to work from. It could either be a literal interpretation or an inspired piece. I was given “Hate Everyone”, the second song on the album. At first I developed several concepts that revolved around the idea of children being picked on by their peers, but in time I ultimately rein-visioned the concept as an older girl, still tormented by life and reflecting (no pun intended) her inner most thoughts while adorning herself with make-up for a job she despises. And in some weird way, I feel it matches the song perfectly.
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