The academic rhythm is pretty predictable, and what we’ve just endured is the middle slog—a barrage of papers, presentations, reviews, due dates, due dates, and more due dates…and we’re about to enter the studio denouement, so to speak, where projects begun need to find their finish. Somehow. Some way. We’re all going to be ok. Promise. The work looks good: trust your gut and don’t skimp on time or effort.
Teaching has been very intense up until now, but needs to show restraint in this new phase to allow students that chance to get to the analytic part of making. For me, it’s a good time to mentally go back to the studio…leave the students to their thoughts and not distract them with my chatter. Make my own work that needs my brain to tease out the details. Winter is mostly here, studio time gets pushed to the evening and work is done by the light of the machines and the stray lamp. Feels good.
Such beautiful little things, scabs. Pretty in that ugly way, and way up close…an amazing world of its own. I’ve been thinking about other beautiful/abject things other than the menstrual blood, and when I came across this cool lens combo for phones made by https://www.olloclip.com/shop/ and the scabs became urgent.
Of course, these will become embroideries. Of course. Suddenly, this will be shiny and luscious, something you really wish was on your elbow after a fall.
Procurement is its usual challenge…
After a long, (self-induced) procrastinational delay, it’s time to update the webpage, yank it into 2015.
I’ve been avoiding it in favor of just making work…but the great thing about making and showing that new work, is that people see it…the less wonderful part is having to direct people to a website with 8+ year old technology.
Much new work bursting from the studio these days, and it will find its way to these pages. I’m trying to branch out a bit, process-wise, and not just binge on one series at a time until it’s complete.