Time for the annual collage party. This day I only finished one piece. It’s small, and angry. Mostly pictures taken from National Geographic magazines, which have a history of brilliantly and beautifully documenting and objectifying/commodifying Nature and Other Cultures.
I did put a lot in on the group collage below, where the 4 women present had a really interesting conversation on art and aesthetics, both in words and in the interaction of making the piece.
I didn’t get any studio time this day, but instead went to a drag show hosted by my friend Lily DeValley. I made a bunch of sketches that did not please me, which reminded me that I haven’t done much practice in observation in quite a while. Here’s the most finished one, which doesn’t really do Edith Arsch justice. But hey, it was a day, and I did some drawing.
I was away from home/studio all day, which ended with a good rousing bout of singing at the Northampton Tuesday night Sacred Harp sing. I got home late, and went straight to my studio to do my drawing.
The point of daily practice is not to make a polished product each day, but to keep the channels open. Sometimes when I don’t have the time to spend, I’m able to access a spontaneity that I really enjoy.
I know it’s Valentines Day, but there has been a shadow on my heart.