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.

May 3, 2010


i've been thinking a lot lately about diptychs and triptychs... pairs of images or a small collection of images that, though they might seem disparate, are not. and how the audience, the viewer, is very important is helping create narrative... that maybe i'm more of a guide or suggestive force than an artist who aspires to giving concrete answers. that i could set up an environment, a point A and point B, and then relinquish control; let the viewer "draw" the line between the two points:


Elisabeth said...

Linking is thinking. I love the notion that the viewer will make associations between two seemingly disparate images and create something new in the process. Thanks, Angela.

evelyn said...

Have you read Marie Redonnet's "triptych", Forever Valley, Hotel Splendide, and Rose Mellie Rose?

There's more about the books as triptych here:

They're very good books--Forever Valley especially--and I'd recommend them even if you weren't thinking about triptychs and implicitly linked images.

angela simione said...

hi elisabeth. yes, more and more i'm thinking of the viewer as a collaborator... respecting their experience and intelligence, the insight they bring with them in to the gallery. that a viewer, the art lover, the Curious, is in an awesome position of power... that they are the person who activates the work... that my job is to merely (or exquistly) knod in a certain direction and let them have an exploration of their own.

it's a very freeing way of thinking about images and theories and actions. very. :)

angela simione said...

evelyn, THANK YOU! i have NOT read these works and i WILL! they have shot to the top of my books-to-buy-on-payday list. :) awesome! for the last 6 months or so i've been thinking about the "invisible" line that links a pair or collection of images together... that i don't need to overtly link them, that the linkage can be felt or implied or even ignored if that's what seems right. and i gain such a wealth of inspiration and insight from writers and reading. i'm in the weird category of visual artists who count writers and literature as their main influence. cross-pollenated that way. it's wonderful.