You guys, I’m lost. I feel compelled to make one more small series of something before I head out on my trip next week. And I’m on this weird hair thing, and I just don’t know. Today I set out to make books, which morphed into fibers pieces to be stretched on frames with accompanying books with pressure printed covers. I also kind of want to make letterpress fortune tellers (cootie catchers).
I actually think these are all interesting things to be explored, but the one week deadline is restrictive for now. I also think that this surge of ideas is a good thing too; I’ll have a lot to work with when I come back. I’m feeling a little bit panicked because grad school application deadlines feel very close and finally real, and there’s just so much artwork to be made.
The above photos aren’t actually hair; can you tell? I’ve been pretty shy about asking people for bits of their hair. I like this blend of threads; at first glance they’re very hairlike, but the sharp eye won’t be fooled. And I think the juxtaposition with real hair will be interesting.
Thanks for listening! And, east coast friends, I can’t wait to see you NEXT WEEK / MONTH.