Week 5

Chapter 3: Shadow Examining   Perhaps everyone has two shadows. One shadow follows us, the other lies within us and disregards the presence of light. This second shadow can never really be seen, because it’s created by our histories, the places we’ve come from, our thoughts and feelings and memories. This second shadow can only…

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Week 4

8×8 pt. 1 Acrylic, ink, paper on canvas. Accompanying and illustrating Week 3, “The authors’ presence made me think of art’s ability to pull times and peoples and thoughts together into a single work of art, into a single point on a map, to remind us that we are all traveling and navigating and making…

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Week 2

3×3 pt. 1 Paper, gouache, acrylic on canvas Accompanying and illustrating Week 1, “Inside this page, I don’t find a void, instead, I discover paths never traveled before.” Read more here.

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Week 1

Chapter 1: Blank Pages, Cheese Graters, and Roads Not Traveled “A year seems like a lot of time now at this end—it isn’t.” Audre Lorde “Letter to Pat Parker, December 6, 1985” (1) November 6, 2019: Faced with one year, 26 essays, and 26 paintings, I am 19 and I am daunted. Sitting in a…

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Announcing a New Project: CognEYEzant:52

On Samhain, Día De Los Muertos, the celebration of ending, of death and remembering, the second year of CognEYEzant begins. This project, titled CognEYEzant:52, consists of weekly works alternating between essays and art. Each piece will explore the theme of human perception by correlating the sciences, humanities, visual arts, and global culture. The project will…

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