Ritual 13: Resolve

My Ritual Open Call work began as calligraphic thank-you notes to my forebears and eventually became “gratitude,” my first installation with @ritual_open. Now that show is up in Oxon Run Park, and it’s time to think about the next location.

I went from Gratitude to Rage—and now it’s Resolve. As in: I will keep finding ways to counter rightwing backlash. I will fight for: a safe environment, bodily autonomy for every person, civil rights, indigenous rights, the right to grow food, the right to clean air and water.

Speaking of clean air and water, I need to find a new mesh material that’s less toxic. I’m relearning from the Undue Burden people that it’s not enough to say what you want—you gotta say it in a way you would want it said.

blue, yellow, and orange shapes derived from circles, shown on blue background
Chopping up shapes to make letters, bit by bit
"You and me" written in awkward letter shapes
You & me: Call this the unicycle phase of the letter development process
"You vs me" written in fat geometric shapes based on circles and rectangles
Or you VS me??

By Elena Grossman

Elena Grossman is an artist and educator practicing visual art, graphic design, and programming for exhibition spaces, print, and screen media. Learn more about Elena