Week 14

34×34 pt. 2 Illustrating and accompanying Week 13, “We may find story after story after story weaving together our experiences—our fears and mistakes and hopes— until a dragon becomes a princess; until we have the courage to reflect on and question the cultures surrounding us so that we may incubate stories that learn to capture…

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Week 13

The Importance of Monsters Inside each story, fictional or true, is a world. And spending my childhood, adolescence, and now young adulthood within stories, I’ve learned that the more I get to know a story, the more I grow aware of the world in which stories are born: our own. The stories that pulled me…

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Week 12

34×34 pt. 1 Illustrating and accompanying Week 11, “But even with this physicality, even with art’s generous and challenging guidance, the perspective we are closest to is also the one we need to learn about most; the perspective that is, and always will be, with us: our own.“ This 34″ piece is inspired by Look…

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Week 11

Physical/Unseen Perceptions and Moments Before Sleep As a child I would keep myself up at night, marveling that every single human has such utterly different experiences. Now, years later, in the moments before sleep, I imagine a world in which our internal perceptions —those illusive and constant companions— become physical. But perhaps our internal perceptions…

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Week 10

13×12 pt. 2 Illustrating and Accompanying Week 9, “every second is a time to run barefoot through the snow and eat pomegranate seeds; every second is a time to question and imagine, to “lead out” what is folded within history so that with every second, we can move into the future.” Inspired by the myth…

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Week 9

On Re-Examining: Bare Feet, Pomegranate Seeds, and Paintings Another year is done. A new decade begun and, in the work of a second, one year hands its heft and weight to the next. At the stroke of midnight my family strip off our socks, put on our most outrageous coats, and together we run around…

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