Saturday, February 28, 2009

Questions for the Belief Wall

Please write down what it is you truly believe:

Why did you choose to be a Montessori teacher?

What motivates you to come to work?

What do you hold dear about being here (at Bellevue Montessori)?

Any other text you would like to incorporate into the mural in the tree house that pertains to the beliefs of this school that you uphold:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Starting again

- daily practice of writing what comes to mind with both hands

-Received a commission to start a second wall. It is a mural restoration project, a landscape. As I restore it (patch the holes, add a fresh layer of paint) I hope to incorporate a layer of text, the beliefs of the school (which will come from a worksheet for the teachers and from the voices of the children). I will document the process again and develop a slide show of the changing landscape. (Which in the end will depict the same scene.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


1. a: a staff for holding the flax, tow, or wool in spinning
b: woman's work or domain
2. the female branch or side of a family

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Candy Chang

My partner just brought this artist's work to my attention - he subscribes to an RSS feed (I don't even really know what that is, but it sounds interesting)... I like the way this artist combines collaboration with the public and activism/awareness in a simple and affordable and beautiful way. I also like how this piece has not been destroyed, but rather maintained in a public context.

Candy Chang's Post-It Notes

Friday, February 20, 2009

Want Wall

For some reason I cannot copy it directly to our blog but here is the link.

I really enjoyed the skylight film you made while thinking of my work! It is exactly it!

I am feeling quite empty- not sure where to go from here- I'm hoping to get some feedback from you, for I really did not get much of it at school.
almost done with translating our piece into morse code.
stay tuned for pictures - shooting them soon ( I hope) !


Thursday, February 19, 2009

This doesn't have anything to do with anything really...but how funny for a sculpture installation/procession idea?

While drinking coffee and thinking about your piece

I also see this piece as a performance - or live action /time lapse video piece, maybe with sounds/echoes of "what people want"..
did you ever get my postcard? I sent it a bit late

Monday, February 16, 2009

want wall

I'm putting together a slide show of the painting process. I realized in Vermont that it is this version of the work rather than the stagnant wall that is the piece. Bare with me - I am slow in the technical aspects. If you know of a way to present the images here in a slide show format please let me know.
For now, another glimpse:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

more pictures of your install please!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

overwhelmed one thing at a time

underachiever there is only one thing you must do, be born and die, rest is extra

scattered me too

"has trouble following through" those projects must not be as important, do the one that is you this moment

noisy quiet

static static, movement, dance

wanting more of myself always

bad skin it revolves around my cycle
transferring Faith's words

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"has trouble following through"
wanting more of myself
bad skin

The last card exchanged at Montpelier.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Our City Dreams

Nancy Spero

I went to see Our City Dreams last night at the Film Forum.

The 8 o'clock showing was apparently the premiere!

We caught the 10 o'clock show.


I was one of 5 people in the theatre, which brought back a lot of memories of New York when it was a lot less crowded and when I was a lot younger. It was interesting to be watching a movie about women artists making art in New York - to hear about how people move to this City to make work.

Ghada Amer

The movie follows the lives of five women artists who have lived, or currently live, in New York City.
It was very interesting to hear different perspectives about their art making processes, and the paths their lives have taken them through the NYC art world. Having been born and raised here, I have never been driven to find success here - I've always seen this City as the small ant hill that it is...I've never understood why people come here. If I weren't born here, I would never move here.


Even though I did not need to see this movie on the big screen, I'm glad I did.
It was a special evening, and I'm glad this film exists.

Kiki Smith

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

the day of my birth 31 years ago

The day started poorly, with little sleep (some insomnia throughout the night). When the tears came I was in the middle of registration. Fortunately there were many shoulders offered.

The day progressed and my mood moved. I have to remember that that is it's natural flow. The imprints from yesterday:

- daughter's solo of happy birthday (will ring in my ears forever in her high pitched tone)

- the raspberry chocolate tort with the number 30 on it (my love forgot I grew one year older)

- a critique with Faith (a very natural discussion of the evolving scape)

- a personal connection with the work of Sowon Kwon

- walk to dinner (Thai food) through the winter wonderland albeit a freezing one that is Montpelier

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 3

sitting in an uncomfortable space...

I have begun transferring my text- "what I want to tell you." (the red postcards I sent out before coming here.) I documented it through photos which I know I will find more appealing than the actual wall.

I found the process rushed and it actually looks pretty hideous to me today- of course I am in early process and I'm revealing it in this stage to all- some biggies of 'art', faculty.

I'm finding the text inappropriate to this context. What I should have written and what I will write tomorrow as my ground is what I have posted here the last couple of days.

With one new quote I thought of on the plane over here-
"I need your love."

It is bitter cold here.
I still haven't gotten my period since my miscarriage - 6 months and counting...

What are you working on today?