Day 263

Sibling Visión: Nadia: Part 3 Digital Photograph As siblings, my sister and I are the only people in the world who have both observed and experienced our growing up process. Close enough, yet utterly different, the two of us began orbiting each other. Our opposing forces, our gravities, stabilizing and balancing, one moment, one hour,…

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Day 262

Humany-Animaly culture: Inspired by Ed Youg’s article “Chimpanzees Are Going Through a Tragic Loss” India ink on paper The genetic connections between humans and chimpanzees, whether they be our approximately 99% shared DNA or through our culture, remind me that some of the most human traits we possess are also some of our most animalistic.…

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Day 257

The Experiencer: Inspired by Sylvia Plath’s Poem “Black Rook in Rainy Weather” India ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper From my experience, Poetry exists in the spaces between the mind of the poet and the experiencer of the poem. Poetry is not just assonance or cadence or rhyme. Poetry is the translation of a moment,…

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Day 254

Asking for Presence Watercolor and graphite on paper This week, inspiration led me to Maria Popova twice. Her work on Brain Pickings has nourished me, intellectually and creatively, for many years. While I was reviewing articles and inspirations from years past, I came across the Brain Pickings article “9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain…

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Day 253

Quentin Crisp: Morning Talking, Step Sitting Graphite and watercolor on paper Begin with the purple hat: a wide brim, tilted at a rakish angle. After the hat, turn to the face, a face removed from culture’s unaware noise, culture’s incessant noise. A face of elegance, poised in a moment of peace, a face rising itself…

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Day 252

Outside Time Window Lurking Ink, and a wee bit of gouache, on paper Light enters the room only through this window. Years ago, the window shattered when the snow fell from the roof. Years ago, the light crept in, in its downward shaft, catching the dust and maybe my imagination too. Outside the window, across…

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