Today, December 2nd, I have surrendered a part of my soul to glass boxes, to share with strangers who mean well. This showcase is located on the second floor of the Leroy Collin Library in Tallahassee, FL. My work will be on display for the rest of this month. Grab a book, and look at my art.
Of the places I have exhibited, nothing has felt like home much as this library. As a kindergartener, I used to dream of having work displayed in the library and in third grade that dream came true, in Long Island. Nothing will ever be as familiar as that feeling of succeeding in such a quite honest way. No matter who sees my work and where it is shown, I will always carry that memory of exhibiting as a child. And my admiration for humility and genuine desire to share.
Today I drove back to my hometown for the holiday. I was in my room, for only a few minutes, staring at this plain white table. Then I preceded to cover the entire table in patterning. It was a passing thought I have had for months, I’m glad that I followed through.
I was thinking of the passing of time, how it was just halloween, how it was just the summer, and I felt an incredible urgency.
Today I took down my solo exhibition at the Florida State University Oglesby Union Gallery. Taking a show down just puts into perspective how hard it is to build something up and how easy it is to remove it. And walk away like nothing was there. It’s a powerful moment if you accept it as one.