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.

Jan 28, 2011

25 years ago today


70" x 60"
oil on canvas
jordan kantor, 2007

i was 5 years old and in kindergarten. we watched take off on the little television. then the explosion. our teacher turned of the television and didn't know how to answer our questions if everyone was okay, was the teacher hurt, will the astronauts be okay? she said "when you get home, ask your parents what just happened and they will explain all the streaks of white in the sky."

when i saw this painting in person at jordan's show a few years back it stole my breath. jordan was a teacher of mine. this is the image, exactly, as it is caught in my memory.

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