Last month the new Sugar Space Gallery in Indy (developed by fellow Herron alums Danielle Joy Graves and Nick Witten) kicked off with a Post-It Show at the Tube Factory Artspace.
Amy took home one of my drawings:
This year, I read more novels than I’d read in awhile. After growing up on them, I’ve been reading more and more nonfiction in recent years. Twenty-two of the books below were written by women. 42%, not quite up to half. Books can show you things you don’t believe, too, and should. Expansion, integration, mystery – yes to both.
(I read this poem by Mary Oliver, many times.)
In the coming year, I want to read more artist biographies, more science books, more by contemplatives and mystics, more novels that are the kind people call “sweeping”. I want to read more poetry. After looking through a few essays from my last semester of college, I also want to write and talk more about what I’m reading. It seems important to practice holding articulation and uncertainty together.
+ bonus from bell hooks:
the “act of opening is a way of seeking love.”
(finishing something I started)
* = re-read