Repairing the lost grommets from the Gratitude poser with needle and thread.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
An exuberant return to ritual! Beautiful flows emerge but then disappear in seconds as the paint dries. Only I get to see them, so I’m trying to capture some of the moments on camera. Rushing swirling roaring rivers can be underwhelming when they run dry. Working on a paintbrush-camera shuttling maneuver that I hope to perfect or port to video. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
First layer thanks Sia, Ani DiFranco, Fever Ray, and Gnucci; second layer Jia Tollentino; and final layer Aaron Swartz. In the midst of my new gratitude practice, giant thanks to the spectacular women of @ritual_open. I am immensely honored to work with every one of them.