The ‘why’ that’s going to hold out for me is that if I’m not embodying this then I might as well not be here. What the fuck is the point of staying alive if I’m not going to try to make the world around me better in even a small way?
“You talk yourself out of creation. As a kid you have the ability to create, you can make a box into a frickin’ rocket ship, but you grow out of that. I wish that I had given myself the opportunity to figure that out.”
“Childhood lessons, suburban estate sales, and fast food breakfasts-” my conversation with designer, Nicole Lucas.
“I’m not going to get anywhere worrying about a reality that doesn’t exist. To quote The Truman Show: we accept the reality with which we’re presented. If it’s not in front of my face, I don’t see it.”
When she says the word “intensity” in our conversation, what sparks in her eyes and over her face is no mere smile: it’s a realization and actualization of self. Kali Fontecchio is intense, and it’s incredible.
“I think the minute that it becomes too unbearable to do it despite your circumstances that’s when honestly you should stop doing it.”