Beatrice Wood - my inspiration

Beatrice WoodBeatrice Wood (1893-1998) was an American artist and potter, who became known for her extraordinary life, as well as her art. Click here to read more. She lived till 105, forever 32 in her heart. When asked to reveal the secret to her longevity, she would say: "art books, chocolates, and young men."

She met Marcel Duchmp, and together with Roché, they founded The Blind Man magazine, which was one of the first manifestation of the Dada movement in New York.

She was the inspiration behind the characters of Rose in James Cameron's Titanic, and Catherine in Henri Roché's Jules et Jim.

She kept daily journala for 85 years, and learned computers at the age of 90. At the age of 92 she wrote an autobiography titled I Shock Myself. At 101 she became a subject ot Tom Neff's documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada for PBS.

This woman's approach to life is my constant source of inspiration.

"My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road." Beatrice Wood