studio update

Thursday, March 31, 2016


I made it to 15 visits this month!

I've been doing a lot of small experiments lately. Been using my instax almost every time I go into the studio. Been writing illegible things on paper and folding the paper up. Been drying out flowers, and putting water into glasses, and stacking books on ladders, and photographing the light and my face. (Photographing them usually together.)

I don't really know where it's leading. But I know that right now it's about loss and confusion and trying to figure myself out. (Isn't it always about trying to figure myself out?) It's funny to feel hesitant to write about personal issues on this personal blog, but I'm feeling hesitant. To write about something on this blog makes it real and important, and that's scary. Words are weighty and you can't take them back and sometimes you can't stop them from going.

Suffice it to say that I'm going through some sort of personal loss, and I feel a little like my heart is breaking. That sounds a little melodramatic without any details, and I very very much hope that I can come back here one day and read this and think that it was quite melodramatic and that I was overreacting. Until then, all I can do is make art and watch Grey's Anatomy.

Here are some snippets from the past month. Process work, all of it. Time well spent, all of it. The studio quadrant of my heart is full.

3 comments :

  1. Your images have some kind of stillness. I like that.

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  2. Loving the new work!

    You know, leading up to our wedding, I felt something similar. It was very much under the surface, and I was working so much that I didn't have a lot of time to think about it. I didn't even realize what was happening fully until after the wedding. It was an adjustment. I had to let go of a lot of stuff. I think it's all part of the process.

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  3. Those instaxes look amazing!

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