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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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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Day 307

A Crusade of Children: Art and a Poem Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaugherhouse-Five Ink on paper Submitting to The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s (KVML) literary journal “So It Goes” has become a tradition: when I was sixteen, I received my first writing rejection from them and it inspired me to keep writing and submitting. …

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Day 300

Time Traveling Box and the Moonpit: Inspired by a Generous and Kind Woman and Audre Lorde’s poem “The Black Unicorn” India ink and watercolor on paper  At the rummage sale, that day, the kind and generous woman would never have known that she gave me the tools to time travel. Audre Lorde’s poem The Black…

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Day 299

Youth of the Homo Sapiens (work in progress) part 6* Ink on paper Do you remember when words were cyphers?   Do you remember when words were unknown,  when you communicated with noise and sensation? *Today’s drawing belongs to a piece of art in progress. See part one here, part two here, part three here, part four here, and…

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Day 284

Wild Peace: Inspired by Wendell Berry’s poem The Peace of Wild Things India ink on paper The Peace of Wild Things is a point of stillness in this fast world. The words culmunate to remind us to remember that we are a part of Nature, and through our wilderness, we might find peace. You can…

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