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Ritual 12: Banner Planner

My twelfth and final banner post, long delayed. It’s been a rough couple of weeks. Work stress, car travel (always gets me), plus new medication gave me jitters and shakes for days. But a couple of weeks ago I finalized my first banner for the actual show, which begins in DC at Oxon Run Park […]

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Ritual 11: Artemisia Gentileschi

With all the patriarchy, threats to bodily autonomy, and mass murder this week, I am thinking of Artemisia Gentileschi: her paintings, her trauma, her testimony, her world. And our world, 400 years later. Despair, yes, but also gratitude.  Thank you, Artemisia Gentileschi.  Please see paintings and learn about this artist whose work has always been seen […]

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Self portraits

Twenty years of self portraits. The mes don’t look happy! In 2022 I will make one that shows I’m having fun. 

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Ritual 9: Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco was in one of the early compositions but she needed her own ritual. What an immense influence she has had on me, through lyrics, actions, activism, guitar. Thank you, Ani DiFranco!

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Ritual 7: Howard Hodgkin

My Ritual Artist Open Call project is an opportunity to express gratitude to the artists and women who inspire me. So far it exists as a bunch of multilayered calligraphy compositions, and eventually it will materialize as a square banner for my collaboration with @ritual_open. The idea was not to involve anyone I know personally and […]

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Ritual 6: Wangechi Mutu

It was so clear in my mind that I first encountered Mutu in 2005 at the Tate Modern, but I can’t find anything online about any such show. They were giving out prints of her beautiful, unforgettable collages, and I can’t find the one I grabbed. Unforgettable and yet memory tricks me. Times and places […]

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Ritual 5: Kathleen Hanna

I’m trying to work these calligraphies into a square format for the square banner. Maybe not quite there yet but I do get to send gratitude to Kathleen Hanna, who is literally a rock star—and the best kind of artist: one who brings other women along with her, directs people to resources, tells the truth […]

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Ritual 4: Maintenance Phase

Over the last few years, between You’re Wrong About, Maintenance Phase, and You Are Good, I have learned that podcasting is a new art form—insofar as art is a crafted sensory experience that shows me my world in a new way and thereby fundamentally changes that world. Thank you Maintenance Phase, thank you Aubrey Gordon, […]

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Ritual 2: Gnucci and Sia

Today I honored Sia, Fever Ray, Gnucci, and a local business

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Six pieces of mail art

Two paintings turned into six postcards, each about 4 x 6 inches. Front Row Pass: A drippy painting/collage incorporating a 1940s (?) magazine illustration of a girl in a red dress peering anxiously to her right with part of a US flag behind her