Friday, 29 April 2011

Thursday, 28 April 2011

omer drawings day 9

someone in London is walking around with only one lens in their sunglasses

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

omer drawings week 1. days 1 - 7

1 week over. 7 drawings completed. 7 items that I have found lying in the street. things that were thrown away, discarded, the remnants of living, lost and left there. every day I walk, I draw... and every day I affirm that I am still alive. I am trying to move away from this narrow space. but for now, I will just notice that I am still here.

(for introduction to this project go to omer drawings day 1 & 2)

omer drawings day 6 & 7

day 6

day 7 (this seemed apt)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

omer drawings day 4

in the park today saw someone who has not been able to just say hello and ask me how I am doing.....
I am left stumbling and awkwardly mumbling.
still here.... am I still here....?

Friday, 22 April 2011

Thursday, 21 April 2011

omer drawings day 1 & 2

every year I try to count the omer (the 50 days between pesach and shavuot). every year at some point during that time I fail, I forget, I stumble. I lack basic discipline. This year I will (try to) count the omer doing a drawing a day. but not just any drawing. the omer goes from the time of pesach, freedom from the narrow spaces to shavuot, a time of listening and receiving. my aim is to walk every day, find something in the street that seems part of the detritus, the discarded stuff of living. the remnants to bring it back to my studio and draw it. and with apologies to the artist On Kawara, to title each one 'I am still alive.'

(I am blogging this because, despite this being a deeply personal journey for me - the reclaiming of the rejected and discarded, I need to make it sort of public, for no other reason than to make sure I actually do this and not just give up half-way...)

day 1

day 2