26 April 2005

for my penniless patron


min_moon Originally uploaded by dressform.

so, now that i have completed project 1 (hopefully 1 of a few or many) i can explain a bit (i don't think i've explained the project yet, just mentioned it). the penniless patron project was inspired by the peter scheldahl lecture. at one point he mentioned that it might serve art and artists if we returned to a patronage mode of creating. he thought that if artists didn't have to expound as much energy conceptually thinking and worrying about the content of their art they might have more opportunity to simply be creative. i'm not sure if i wholeheartedly agree with this notion, but it's interesting - and it inspired miss m and me. we decided to send each other postcards - acting as each other's patrons (penniless because we don't actually have the $$ to pay one another) with instructions and a request for an art object. the postcard sent to me asked for a moon - any media, 12" x 12" in size.... i wish i was the moon..... above it sits... gouache on linen w/ some silver thread stitching....

i am in that odd state of being after class where i am physically and mentally really really tired but can't go to bed b/c of the stimulation of the evening's events. i have tried to go to sleep in this state and i lie there, brain ticking.... and if i am fortunate enough to fall asleep i dream vividly (often of classroom situations) and wake myself up. someone should coin a phrase for this mental state.... and thus i blog tying to wear my brain out....

on the way home i was noticing how oddly empty the sky was tonight. the cities of hayward and oakland emitting their own odd glow ~ not all naturalistic, but wholly familiar to us city dwellers. after the completely black and star filled skies of new mexico, it is a contrast to say the least. an odd deep eggplantly purple black... far far away but seemingly thick enough to reach out and touch.... no moon to see tonight.... but one to be delivered to miss m soon....

sleep tight!

1 comment:

wendy said...

I love the idea of a penniless patron. And your moon is quite beautiful.