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 3

Chapter 2: Imagination Navigation and Internal Mapping Maps Inside Heads As a child, my house was full of maps (1), on the walls, tucked into folders, printed onto pillows, I would run my little fingers over them connecting place to place, but I always preferred to navigate by imagination. I would begin with the empty…

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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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Day 365

One Year Later Part 3: The End Acrylic on canvas A project is nearly born, only a few more words, a few more strokes of brush on canvas, and CognEYEzant will be finished. Finished. This week, as I sat down to write and reflect on the end of this gargantuan, year-long project CognEYEzant, I realized…

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