I continue to be engrossed in a collaborative project which requires 25 large pieces to be designed in three years time. We are now in year two and I just finished my fifth piece. What me worry?
Actually I am not worried as the ideas pour out of my head. It’s been more of a matter of production time than lack of ideas. I was detained from working on this one for three months but intend to gain speed going forward.
Last week I managed to finish another piece. This is Defining Moments #4: Twins which essentially is about the arrival of my aunt and I, just four days apart. We were often mistaken for twins. I also included in this work my father’s Child Psych homework from Stanford, with me as his case study, four generation photos as I was the first grandchild on both sides, a vintage baby jacket and headlines. As research for this work I plowed through a box of genealogy and other materials collected by my grandmother.
My grandmother continually sent press releases to the local newspaper about all the goings on of she, my grandfather, and their kids. Back in the day newspapers filled a lot of space with ‘society’ news…thus this article about my grandfather, a local physician, becoming a father and GF in the same week. I laminated the story to silk organza and it rests forevermore on this work. It really is the perfect answer to the question…what to do with all this?!
On to the next one…