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