There is a marvelous spirit of hope and enterprise here, an innocence that you can't find anywhere else. To Californians, anything is possible and they're eager to give it a go!
In another sense, California is everything I want to avoid. The people are fake, the landscape is littered with highways and bad architecture, and there's really only one true opportunity - Hollywood. All you see here are fake boobs, fake asses, fake muscles, fake personalities. Everyone wants to be a movie star or a porn star, but what's that really worth? It all feels so empty!
Of course, both of these scenarios are a gross generalization, but if you've ever been to California, I think you'll know what I mean. It is a place that is both thrilling and depressing, glorious and gloomy, alluring and appalling. It is, in sum, the American Dream. We love it, we hate it, but we can't stop craving it! I think the reason I feel this way is that in a certain sense California is everything I am and everything I am not. I believe that anything is possible, and I love to strive at my ambitions. However, my ambitions involve something more natural, more honest, more intimate.
The aesthetic I desire for my archives is something distinctly non-California. Which, in the end, is good, because California does California better than anyone else ever could! So if you're looking for something not-so-California, something real, something that makes you say "Yes! I can feel that deep inside!" then stick with Hegre-Art.com. Of course, be sure and visit California now and then as well. This place will blow your mind! Keep It FRESH!