Rolling Stone’s recent feature on Frances Bean Cobain proves the 22 year old is wise beyond her years: A visual artist who already understands how important it is to force yourself to regularly create, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter is currently in the spotlight because the documentary about her father she helped produce—Montage of Heck—will be released by HBO on May 4:
The whole article is worth a read, but here are some of our favorite moments from Cobain’s interview:
“...It's the first year a fire has been lit under my ass – not because of the documentary, just personally. I have this motivation and ambition that I didn't have before: ‘I want to go paint this painting.’ The hardest part of doing anything creatively is just getting up and doing. Once I get out of bed and get into my art room, I start painting. I'm there. And I'm doing it.”
“I was around 15 when I realized he was inescapable. Even if I was in a car and had the radio on, there's my dad. He's larger than life. and our culture is obsessed with dead musicians. We love to put them on a pedestal.”
“There is, with any great artist, a little manic-ness and insanity. Tropic of Cancer is one of my favorite books. And [author] Henry Miller had this work ethic, where he would get out of bed every day and force himself to write five pages. It taught me that if you do the work, you progress.”
Check out the full Q & A here. Our only question is, why did David LaChapelle have to photograph her with suicide wrists?!
Image via Stereogum and Rolling Stone
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