Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
I have been too busy to stitch.
I am attending the ETN conference in Leiden and visiting friends. Very little time off.
In Amsterdam I saw the Riksmuseum and the stars on the ceiling and Marian Bijlenga's studio and the Oasis of Matisse. I have been sleeping solidly but not for long periods. My feet are swollen and achy, I should have brought real shoes, not sandals.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
My mother is a practicing textile artist, and has been so for my entire life. Growing up I was privy to many conversations about the place of art in the life of a mother, a woman, a person in the community. Art and art making were integral to my upbringing, from the activities I was given to pass time in our home, or the cultural landscapes of new cities we would visit as a family, art took precedence. My desire to be an artist comes from my understanding of the language of art and it is the conversation that I want to be part of both on a local, daily, and intimate level as well as a larger global dialogue.
(part of April's letter to apply for grad school - written 2014)
Friday, May 8, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
"Agnes Martin doesn't talk about her work so I'm not going to talk about mine" she said.
"I'm interested in the beauty of a cloud." she continued.