28 March 2020
“Try to praise the mutilated world.
Remember June’s long days,
and wild strawberries, drops of wine, the dew….”
From “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by Adam Zagajewski
(Translation by Clare Cavanagh)
Read the full poem here.
Make art today in praise, praising something, praising whatever is lifting your heart.
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.
6 September 2019
Make art about the hurricane, literal or metaphorical, about evacuating, or choosing to ride out the storm, about standing in the eye of the storm.
10 July 2019
Make art about being in deep water, literally or metaphorically.
9 July 2019
Make art about what or who’s calling to you from down the hall.