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.

Dec 9, 2010

lucky :)

yesterday, while a hard and mean rain came down, i sat in the gallery space and finished my drawing and installation for the december show at Slingshot. the pic up top is a detail shot of the 300 crochet roses that comprise a large work titled Worry Roses (for my mother, for myself). it is the 2nd of its kind. you can see the first here.

i feel honored and lucky to have a space where i can do this kind of work.. where this kind of work is encouraged and supported and seen as relevant. it wakes something up in me. something i somehow lost... knowing that this kind of work IS WORK. so many hours goes in to work like this. hand cramps and a numb ass too. ;) but it's all worth it. when the final rose went up, i layed my hands and face against the piece and relaxed myself in to its scent and softness and listened to the rain come down, the city traffic, and mariachi from down the street.

come see her tomorrow night. we are taking part in the Mission Holiday Block Party so the reception goes until 9pm. doors open at 6.

Temple of Flora @ Slingshot Gallery890 Valencia @ 20th
San Francisco


Elisabeth said...

It's brilliant. Thanks for the invite, Angela. I'd get there if I could.

angela simione said...

thank you elisabeth! i know you would. :) and i'd bring the show to you if i could.


Roz Ito said...

this is gorgeous. worry roses, what a beautiful concept.

hope your opening night bash was rocking! i might get a day or two off work next week before driving down to socal & would love to get over and see these in person.

angela simione said...

roz!!!! thank you so much! <3 it was CRAZY!!!! packed!!! loud!!! awesome!!!! and of course i have no pictures of it! ha! maybe i can get ahold of some from someone else. anyway, it would be lovely to have you! you KNOW that!