The young man on a post on Facebook spoke of having and needing an edge. His sharp features, speedboat racing, ambitious astrology served the millennials mantra 'You can have it all.' He was an edge, a total edge, saying 'To stand out, you need edginess.'
When talking on the phone with my ex wife Maggie, she spoke of an artist she knew, Stanford graduate, kind of weird, who suddenly was becoming popular. Maggie said she used gold leafing on her works. I think I recall seeing them but forget my response. I know in general gold leafing never really integrates with the rest of a painting. I said 'it's almost an attention getting device.' Maggie answered today you need an edge, that they are all looking for edges.
I said 'My art is about searching and internal. I don't want an edge. I want to be 'edgeless.' The gel that connects us is what I seek, not an edge.
Maggie, upon reflection, agreed.