i am remembering everything

i’ve got new work!   

 rose and the nightingale   

      

at collector gallery
2950 college ave, berkeley

ARTIST RECEPTION
friday july 13th 6-8pm

(work will be showing until the end of august)
   

My work, rooted in creating typewritten poems on demand, is interested in what happens when obstruction and objective meet. In this series, titled “I Am Remembering Everything,” the usual obstructions remain: the paper must fit into a typewriter and the poem, a.k.a. the objective, must emerge spontaneously. Because life and art so often breathe the same breath, when creating this series, a more personal obstruction introduced itself: the death of my mother who battled cancer for seven long years. Without realizing how truly this work paid homage to my mom—a lover of hummingbirds and a lifelong cross stitcher—I found myself drawn to small wings and employing a previously unexplored technique: hand-sewing. This approach to line drawing, combined with layers of repeated words, white space, and transparency, proved, for me as an artist at least, that art and writing are indeed a way of healing, of making into object what might otherwise only be feeling, and of the magic that happens when subconscious impulses meet the artist’s heart and hand.  

 

 

 

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