VICE: Hi Walter! What or who is Wendy?
Walter Scott: Wendy is a post-art school 20-something girl who has dreams of art stardom. She lives in a city similar to Montreal. Despite her intelligence and ambitions to become a super famous artist, she makes a lot of dumb decisions, is wasted all the time, makes out with dumb guys in dumb bands, and is generally an emotional wreck. She is also trendy and has nice hair.
(via Comic Crush: Walter Scott’s “Wendy” | VICE)
There are a lot of good jokes about art-school rhetoric and pretentious artists and dudes in dumb bands. It seems like you maybe hate art a bit? Or at least, really want to make fun of it?
Maybe always, but I feel especially today in the art world, a large part of success is personal branding, where your personality and lifestyle choices are a part of your creative product. It’s not something that a lot of people like to admit, and I think it’s really funny to know that many, many artists are involuntarily projecting these avatars of Just Bein’ My Conceptual Self, At You. It’s an extremely stressful and hilarious way to live and I was curious to know what would happen to look into the emotional landscape of our generation of young, beautiful cultural workers and see what kind of sick, vile shit is actually there - and then relating to it and being happier because I realize everyone is just as vulnerable as me.