January- Sacred Spaces and Creating Significance

[all while seeking warmth and working on postcards for the collective.]

 

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UPCOMING SHOW: Back and Forth @ the Florence Quater Gallery

UPCOMING SHOW: Back and Forth @ the Florence Quater Gallery

Have you been losing sleep at night because you were in the desert last fall and unable to attend ‘For Theirs is an Empire of Memory’ ? Do you love postcards? If either or both of these are true, then you’re in luck! Eight remnants from ‘At-one’ (my contribution to the Empire of Memory) will be on display in the first ever Postcard Collective Invitational Exhibition.

This could be your hand!

This could be your hand!

The exhibition, at The Florence Quater Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts, will be up from September 6th through October 11th and will feature work by six collective artists (including yrs truly) and the entire collection to date- nearly 300 postcards.

Like Jacinda’s Cloud Pool, remnants of ‘At-one’ get to visit Arizona before I do-
Maybe they’ll send us POSTCARDS?
(har. har.)

Postcard Collective – Summer 2013

Postcard Collective – Summer 2013

By some crazy alignment of planets, I actually managed to get all of my submissions for this season’s postcard exchange done AND done early. This may or may not be related to the fact that 90% of the process could be done while watching a movie….Or the fact that I’m basically outsourcing the other artists in the exchange to do my job for me.

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Click on the image to see the rest of it…

In all truth, with this season’s exchange being ‘Exchange,” I wanted to create something that would facilitate a further and more personal exchange between the other artists and I. Originally I had thought of exchanging seeds (since it is that time of the year when I want to spend every minute sticking things in dirt and watching plantmagic), however a brief google search led me to the conclusion that doing so, outside the US was Not Okay. While thinking outloud about this problem, a very smart friend of mine suggested dirt and it was a total AHA moment.

I’ve been researching mourning, death rituals and funerals at work* and immediately my mind went to Antigone.What has always struck me as most poignant is the way destiny depends on what one woman does with dirt. It’s past my bedtime** so I’ll try not to wax too poetic here, but damn- what a great image; honor, divine justice, life, death, the very workings of fate itself all held in a handful of dust.
Just. Neat.

More images to come as people (hopefully) send their own sacrifices in.

Also, a sneak peek into my very fancy photo studio:

What? The light's best in there!

What? The light’s best in there!

*For real and it is awesome.
**10pm

Postcard Collective – Fall 2012

Postcard Collective – Fall 2012

Thanksgiving has come and gone- Tasty things flowed from the oven, naps were had, knitting was done and in total I cuddled six different dogs. Win!
Also, am taking the next couple of weeks to get caught up with all the adventures of the past few months- starting with the Fall 2012 exchange!

(Click the above to see the rest)

This particular exchange’s theme, Accidental Discoveries, was particularly apt, what with all the BFRO, paranormal investigator investigation and Pseudohistory that’s been swirling in my brain lately…

Interview on the Interwebs

It’s my first interview! Thanks Jacinda!

Working on the Spring 2012 exchange. Please excuse the mug graveyard/drying racks.

Being forced to take what I was thinking about while making things and put it into words and put those words in a sentence was scary, and difficult, and ultimately very, very helpful.