We had the good fortune of connecting with Steven Higgins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Steven, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
Jim Sullivan has a song called So Natural that has a few quotes that I have been thinking about lately.
“He looks so natural tonight
He has his hair up on just right
A more natural pose I couldn’t bear to see
And I hope that these people never visit me
It’s my time to go
I just want the wind to blow
My ashes until they’re completely out of sight”
I am not sure what this means to me or why it sticks out so potently in my mind, but its a really powerful image.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Painting often feels like a fucking curse, it has its moments of ecstasy, but the come down is terrible and I often find myself in a downward spiral of self hatred that can only be relieved with more painting. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shoutout to bitterness and spite, which have stuck with me and helped guide me through navigating all the horseshit in the world.