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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Day 357

Matteo Farinella: The Curiosity of Communication: Inspired by the Artistic Work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal Ink on paper “‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Curiosity leads me through life, pulling me down rabbit hole after rabbit hole. Questioning has the power to open up doors which can in turn…

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Day 338

Grace Lin: Within the Spiral Eye Watercolor, ink, India ink on paper Stories have the power to transport us into other places, other times, and into the lives other people. Only within stories do we even get close to becoming someone else. The sometimes fictional recounting of life and thought and emotion, the act of…

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Day 272

Universal Minds: Inspired by Panpsychism and Siri Hustvedt Watercolor, ink, and India ink on paper As children, many of us play with stuffed animals, filling them with our imaginations until the cloth and stuffing come alive. At times when I was little, I convinced myself that my stuffed animals, those creatures who gave me comfort…

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Day 264

Kennedy Augusto Beer: Across the Sky, Connected by the Little Things Ink on paper My sister and I only knew Augusto from my mother’s memories and stories. We learned that he was from a country across the Atlantic Ocean, a country nestled in Africa, Guinea-Bissau. We learned that Augusto Beer lived with my mom’s family…

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