“Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi
Crush a bit, lil bit, roll it up, take a hit
Feelin’ lit feelin’ light, 2 am summer night.
I don’t care, hand on the wheel, drivin drunk, I’m doin’ my thang
Rollin the Midwest side and all livin’ my life, getting’ out dreams
People told me slow my roll
I’m screaming out fuck that
Imma do just what I want lookin’ ahead no turnin’ back
If I fall if I die
Know I lived it till the fullest
If I fall if I die
Know I lived and missed some bullets
I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain’t always gonna be gold
I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good. x2
Tell me what you know about dreamin’ dreamin’
you don’t really know about nothin’ nothin’
tell me what you know about them night terrors every night
5 am, cold sweats wakin’ up to the skies
Tell me what you know about dreams, dreams
Tell me what you know about night terrors, nothin’
You don’t really care about the trials of tomorrow
Rather lay awake in a bed full of sorrow
I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold
I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good
Ever since it was released just over a year ago, this song has meant a lot to me. Not only is Kid Cudi one of the most inspirational artists today interms of creativity, he also is extremely inspirational lyrically. His hard past influences many of his songs, and he useshis music as a form of therapy. In turn, his music has become therapeutic for many others. “Pursuit Of Happiness” is a song about the possibilities of the future. It’s about living life to the fullest and putting away the troubles of your past. The song stresses that despite the hard and misleading aspects of life that we all experience, good will come no matter what.
Andy Goldworthy’s Ice Arch
This piece represents the endless possibilites when using natural materials. Goldsworthy not only used the material, but also played with the idea of light and photography.
Similar to Sagmeister’s AIGA poster, this piece symbolizes pain and strength simultaneously. By carving into ice, I’m hoping to emulate this notion while using a material other than skin.
Marco Brambilla, the amazing artist behind Civilization, created this video for Kanye West. Since I will be using “blue” and “orange” for my project, this video inspired me to see the strong ability that complimentary colors have to draw you into the detail of a piece.