quiet thief of greatness

you’re cordially invited to go and see my latest work:

now showing
at collector gallery
2950 college ave, berkeley

ARTIST RECEPTION
friday december 14th 6-8pm*

work will be showing until the end of december &
i’ll be selling poetry on-demand in the store
saturday december 22nd from 2-4pm
*please note: i won’t actually be at the opening but you should be there anyway!*

This series, titled “Quiet Thief of Greatness,” is an extension of a process that began with the usual obstructions—the paper must fit into a typewriter and the poem, a.k.a. the objective, must emerge spontaneously. But, because life and art so often breathe the same breath, 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 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 the artist at least, that art and writing are indeed a way of healing, of making feeling into object when subconscious impulses meet the artist’s heart and hand. The title of this series is inspired by the frigate bird who, much like grief and loss and love, steals from the mouths of others to survive. 

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  1. Nate says:

    Amazing concept. Sad yet beautiful inspiration. Glad for your healing through art.

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