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I am doing it

 

Text on side one:

knots
tangles
fankles
impasses
disjunctions
whirligogs
binds
(Text by R.D. Laing)
 

Text on side two:

I am doing it
The it I am doing is
The I that is doing it
The I that is doing it is
The it I am doing
It is doing the I that am doing it
I am being done by the it I am doing
it is doing it
 

I made a varied edition of this little book while I was at Penland in June and just got around to photographing the inside.

(Letterpress flexagon, typewriter, thread)

 

I am doing it

The self that is afraid of

 

“One is afraid of / the self that is afraid of”

 

“the self that is afraid of / the self that is afraid”

 

“One may perhaps speak of reflections. / (text by R.D. Laing)”

 

I made this book under the guidance of Barb Tetenbaum using text from R.D. Laing’s book Knots.  I was inspired by a slide presentation by the weaving instructor during my session, Peggy Hart.  I realized that I don’t know anything about weaving, and this made me realize that I’m unaware of my lack of knowledge about probably infinite other things.  And then I think in circles.

A lot of things became more clear to me while making this book: it’s ok to ground ideas by using someone else’s text, it’s good to play and simplify, I’m really interested in incorporating fibers into my work, and I want to make more traditional codices.  Even though this is a lepporello.

Hope you all are doing great.  xoxo

The self that is afraid of

All these things that I have

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I worked, I moved, I worked some more.  I grew my yoga practice.

I’ve been thinking a lot about grad school.  I am going to make a lot of artwork this year. I got a work-study scholarship (!!!!!) to Penland for a letterpress and bookmaking workshop this summer.  I am ready.

Anyways, I’ve been playing with clay a little bit!  I can’t decide whether the finished product will be a print, photo, part of an animation, or just the clay object itself.  Maybe I’ll paint it.  Maybe I’ll do all of these things.

All these things that I have