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.

Apr 18, 2011

"art is the guarantee of sanity"




Elisabeth said...

Art certainly holds insanity at bay, as far as I can see. It helps us make sense of what might otherwise seem mad. Thanks, Angela.

angela simione said...

you're very welcome! i love her work so much. she has been such a source of strength and encouragement for me and, this slogan in particular, saves me in so many ways. it's the best art pep-talk i have ever seen. ha!

yolanda said...

oh, i love so much Louise... yes, she had to overcome her trauma... yes, art is healing, i believe so.

angela simione said...

yolanda, yes. the process can be so healing sometimes. such a cure and, othertimes, such a weeping wound. i loved Lb's work from the first moment i saw it. she is entirely one of a kind and hugely important to my practice and life.