Time has gotten away from me, but if you’ve been following my Instagram, you know my life both inside and outside the studio has been busy. I want to let you know about my next exhibition, happening here in Germany! This is a group show featuring the work of myself and some other inspiring, bold women I know. I’m also showing a large number of … Continue reading Group Show: Women Across Boundaries at Gallery 64
This might sound strange, but my work is starting to please me. Looking back, all my most profound and meaningful encounters with art in museums has been with work by the abstract expressionists (Rothko and Newman) or practitioners of offshoot movements (Joan Mitchell and Louis Morris, for example). For me, these artists’ paintings are the most memorable works, even though I feel like I somehow … Continue reading Day 40 Update: I’m Beginning to Like This!
I’ve managed to keep my 100-day project afloat. My goal was to create abstract works using the torn remains of other pieces as a way to explore themes of building, destroying, and rebuilding. At first, my experiments were a little cautious and had a lot of negative space in them. However, I bought more ink and started to experiment with dripping, staining, smearing, and then letting the pages … Continue reading My 100-Day Project: How it’s Going
Artists may experience loneliness more than anyone else. Making art is an inherently lonely endeavor. To succeed, you must spend hours alone in a studio, with just your own thoughts and frustrations. I’m well-acquainted with loneliness. Since childhood, I have never felt I fit in anywhere. I always seem to find myself among people unlike me, growing up in an affluent, conservative suburb, living abroad for … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Intersections of Art and Loneliness in The Lonely City
(Adapted from How to Be a Writer: 10 tips from Rebecca Solnit) I’m numb to most advice I see online these days. There’s just so much of it! But every once in a while a wise someone speaks up. I love Rebecca Solnit. I love her writing and her unique perspective as an essayist, cultivated through years of quiet introspection and deeply insightful observation about the world. So, … Continue reading How to Be an Artist: 10 Tips