To eat and to be eaten

 

 

“One is inside / then outside what one has been inside

One feels empty / because there is nothing inside oneself”

 

“One tries to get inside oneself / that inside of the outside / that one was once inside / once one tries to get oneself inside what one is outside: to eat and to be eaten

to have the outside inside and to be / inside the outside”

 

“But this is not enough.

(Text by R.D. Laing)”

 

New little lepporello book: letterpress, typewriter, Polaroids, thread.  I was thinking about John Baldessari when I made those Polaroids.

To eat and to be eaten

Carrot polaroids, temporal considerations

Lately I’ve been making a lot of artwork that takes a long time (embroideries? linoleum cuts of drawings of string? books? the giant woodcut that I haven’t started yet?).  I like this kind of work because it provides a certain kind of depth and gravity to it; you can tell that it took a long time to make and this makes it feel more significant, no matter how physically small or how banal the subject matter.  It becomes a property of the work as much as material and content.

That said, I also like to take Polaroids.  The immediate gratification instant film provides is rewarding and it provides a balance to the more time-intensive work.  Not only does it feels good to finish something, it will give more variety to the body of work as a whole.  I’m thinking that I will put some of these in a little book, and frame the others to see which is more effective.

Hmm.  I’m feeling verbose today.  Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday.  xoxo

Carrot polaroids, temporal considerations

Untruth

Remember when I said that I was done with Polaroids for a while?  It turns out that was an untruth.  (Photo cred to the one on the left goes to Jake.)

Due to Magicube troubles, I think it might be time to take some pictures outside in the bright bright sunshine.

In other news: I’ve been playing with old cameras a lot lately, so I’ll have lots of things to post soon.  I’ve also realized that I haven’t finished anything lately.  I guess I’m still learning how to be a grownup artist that doesn’t go to school.  And today I just started what will hopefully be a series of embroideries (if there is a question mark floating over your head, that is completely justified.  But, trust in trusting).

xoxo

Untruth

What’s old is new, what’s new is… old?

I just learned about Poladroid.  So now I can take digiphotos and make them look like Polaroids!  Isn’t it nice to sidestep the stress and expense that is ebay shopping?  Whee.

PS DON’T WORRY I will not stop taking Polaroids for realsies.  In case you were worried.

PPS Photo cred for the third photo (Little Mom surprised!) goes to Harold.  xoxo

What’s old is new, what’s new is… old?