17 March 2020
Often we’re too busy to notice the view right in front of us. One of my students, when I asked about what they missed being away from home, softly described the view of the city at night from his bedroom window in what he called ‘the projects where I live.’
“At night,” he said, “the lights go on forever, and every light, I think, is a soul.”
Make art about seeing the world through your window.
31 July 2019
Make art about what’s being debated.
18 June 2019
Make art about what’s concealed.
4 June 2019
Make art about the jester, a public fool.
20 February 2019
“you say love is a burning building: then run in:”–JP Dancing Bear
Make art about that burning building.
12 December 2017
Make art about what motivates you.
27 July 2017
Make art about those who sow discord, about resisting the chaos they create.
2 July 2017
Make art about natural healing.
3 July 2017
Make art about your exit strategy.
4 July 2017
Make art inspired by this quote from the Reverend Dr. William Barber, II
31 May 2017
For years I suffered with mazeophobia, the fear of getting lost. One family member, I remember before one trip, scoffed, asking if I was afraid of flying. No, I said, I’m afraid of airports. What I actually was fearful of was getting lost in the airport. Not long after that, I ended up stranded in the Minneapolis airport for seventeen hours, walking, walking, every inch of that airport. By the time I finally boarded my plane, I wasn’t afraid of airports anymore. But…the fear of getting lost in general remained.
I bought and studied an atlas. I bought a Garmin GPS. I learned how to use the GPA on my phone. I created a system of tracking my entire journey. I not only got in my car and traveled with others, I got in that little red car and traveled by myself, thousands of miles every year, two lane backroads, me and Garmin and my maps and my notes and my music.
I still have a phobia of becoming lost, but I am more afraid of being trapped, limited, by my fear.
Make art about what it means to be lost.
1 June 2017
Make art about what’s being bought and paid for.
2 June 2017
Make art about the decline of an empire.