Week 8

1×1 Number 1 pt. 1 Ink, acrylic, gouache on wood. Accompanying Week 7, “The days are being swallowed by night. In this dark everything is quiet and I can feel a shifting, squirming anticipation like a theater full of people before the curtain goes up, before the projector is turned on.“

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Week 7

Winter Solstice: How to Be in the Dark The days are being swallowed by night. In this dark everything is quiet and I can feel a shifting, squirming anticipation like a theater full of people before the curtain goes up, before the projector is turned on. William Shakespeare quipped that “a great cause of the…

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Week 6

13×13 pt. 1 Gouache on wood. Accompanying and illustrating Week 5, “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…

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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 3

Chapter 2: Imagination Navigation and Internal Mapping 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 space just behind…

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