these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Nov 14, 2008

another little girl painting...

this piece is for the Hueliday show at HANG next month - a holiday show that celebrates color. and let me tell ya, it has been quite a challenge for me to allow color to come back in to the work! but i am endlessly thankful for the challenge. i think i've needed color in my life - at least a little bit - but for the past few months i have needed a more black and white approach to living for personal reasons. just something basic, bare bones, and unassuming, i suppose. but because of this show and having to commit to the color yellow, i've become a much more positive person and, though the work is still a bit morbid (i'm sure it always will be), i think a splash of color makes a huge difference and i'll be making the effort to include more color in future work. not as bright as this painting is, but i'll apply the lesson for sure.

8" x 8"
oil on canvas

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