Day 242

Languid Default: Inspired by Shrinking Cells and the Brain at Rest: Contemplate This part 2* Acrylic and gouache on paper Dr. Barbara Oakley‘s book A Mind for Numbers expresses the importance of the brain at rest, “During sleep, your cells shrink, causing a striking increase in the space between your cells. This is equivalent to…

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Day 238

Transmuting: Inspired by Robin Coste Lewis’ poem Navel Ink on paper Robin Coste Lewis’ poem Navel came into my life by chance. By way of Twitter, by way of director Ava DuVernay, by way of Time magazine’s special issue The Art of Optimism. Navel poem opened an inspiration inside me, pulled at something inexplicable as…

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Day 237

Two Parts to a Whole #4: Internal Landscaping part 2* Ink on paper Within the CognEYEzant project are works that belong together: fit into a larger whole.  “Two Parts To a Whole” is a series of drawings–they come in pairs. This is the fourth. Internal landscaping: the muscles and fibers that give us shape, that distinguish us…

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Day 235

Sibling Visión: Nadia: Part 2 Digital Photograph We’ve known each other for almost fifteen years. We’ve grown up together, when she drew her first breath I was there. Our stores have grown, together, as people’s stories do, when their perspectives converge and learn to understand. Understand the intricacy of almost fifteen years, together. View the…

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Day 232

First from the Center: A Universe in Tens Part 4* Acrylic on paper sphere All this brightness  Contracts at my pupil,   Chases the supple shadows  away, around, Reminding me, in All this contrast, is a remnant of comfort. *During the CognEYEzant project, many of the pieces are small parts to a larger work. Check…

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Day 231

Learning to Stand: Inspired by Sarah Grimké’s Quote Which Begins “But I ask no favors for my sex.” Ink on paper “But I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit…

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