Conor Harrington: Stakes Is High
"Any real change should make you feel, at first, afraid," author Nathan Hill writes at the conclusion of The Nix. "If you’re not afraid of it, then it’s not real change." About an hour after leaving a London pub with Conor Harrington on a cool October evening, I found myself in the hotel lobby, nightcap in hand, and this book, which I have been enjoying over the course of a few trans-Atlantic flights now. It hit me, the idea of real change and the fear that comes with it is exactly what Conor was telling me without really outright proclaiming, "Change is the necessary scary one needs in their life!" If a leap in your art career doesn’t make you feel just a bit nervous and fearful, it’s probably not a leap at all in the first place. This fall, Conor made the leap, hit it straight on, and it’s starting to look beautiful on the other side.
December 01, 2016