Nests X, XI, XII.

I had a peaceful morning at home before I left for the big city, walking through the corn knowing well that it will be coming down soon, taking in the smell and the wall it builds around our property, clods of dirt under my bare feet.  I was at peace, and so I nested.  Actually as I …

Nests VI, VII, VIII.

Somedays it's nice to just have an adventure by yourself, to buy yourself a tea and chocolate chip cookie, to wander through the woods and plant yourself in a stream.  That was my day, and it was lovely. I also made some nests while I was there.

Nest IV, V.

Yesterday during my personal vision class I read my working artist statement to my professor and told him about my nests.  My statement briefly mentioned how my religious beliefs affect my work.  He asked me if I was more interested in the ritual aspect of religion or the spirituality.  I had never thought about this …

Nest III.

I've begun the hunt to find any record of my childhood nests.  These nests may or may not make their way into the finalized form of this project (whatever that may be), as of now that's not what's important.  Currently I am drawn to the fact that I am seemingly wired to nest.  As a child, with …

Nest II.

I woke up this morning as a lovely stream of light came pouring through my window and across the blanket my granny crocheted for me.  I nested; actually I was already in a nest of sorts.  I thought back to my childhood and something I am shocked never occurred to me until now.  My mother always …

Nesting.

This morning I woke up, looked across the room at my clothes hamper, and felt the need to nest.  I gathered the cloth from the basket and created a space in which I could lay.  Then I snapped a picture.  Something about the action of gathering materials from my surroundings, creating a temporary sculpture, placing myself within …

Throwaways.

As I prepare to head into the summer months (believe me when I say there is still a mountain of work standing in my way), I am beginning a new series of collages - Throwaways.  Throughout my semester my love of appropriation has continued to grow.  I feel like I am drowning in our image-saturated …

Every Room.

I was feeling productive tonight and decided to just make something for me (a sup rising lack of weekend homework has made this possible).  Anyways, I have had these pullouts from a magazine pullout for quite some time now and was just never quite sure how to use them.  I am super happy with how …