Inside Looking In: Self Reflection
Overall, on a personal level—a mundane, day to day level, quarantine has been not that hard. I have been here before. If, for just a moment, I allow myself to not feel the weight of responsibility for our collective mortality, I feel something familiar—that all I am doing and all I can do is survive this moment in time. The world seems to be spinning out from underneath our feet even faster now, and as we’ve gone inside I’ve turned inward to ask myself the same old questions. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
This collection of works explores themes of repetition, mundanity, change and death and how these things inform our selfhood and the questions we ask ourselves daily. When speaking about the process of creating the fluid, rubbery, organic piece Blatt, Lynda Benglis said “I realized that the idea of directing matter logically was absurd… Matter can and will take its own form.” Despite such unpredictable change during this quarantine season, so much regarding myself has taken a predictable form. Is this a good thing, is this a bad thing, or is this just what it is?
Living: Some days you wake up and immediately…
Repetition Nineteen III
Still Life With a Skull and a Writing Quill