Oh well, I'm am back now. In the studio for the first week of school. I am already stressed about getting stuff done this semester, but I've been trying to get some little things done and polished so they can be updated to the site and (let's be real) off my to-do list!
I've got about eight different proposals running around in my head right now and I'm just working on making some connections between all these ideas. I think they are starting to form into groupings, so I guess I'm going to start working more serially. Kinda exciting!
This semester I'm going to be doing a lot of research and writing, which is scary to me. I've never felt like the strongest of writers, but my friends assure me that I will be fine. I don't do so well with this assurance though, because to me that implies that "things will work out." Things only work out if you work at them, and I am worried about time these days. Although, I suppose that in some ways that is appropriate.
Our next readings, if you are interested, are "Representation" from Critical Terms for Art History, Jules Prown's "Mind in Matter: Introduction to Material Culture Theory and Method", and Foucault's This is Not a Pipe and The Order of Things. Then I"ll be writing a formal analysis in the style of Prown, and a reading response to both the Foucault readings by Tuesday. For a page count, in case you're just really curious, that's about 96 pages this week.
I also have to start researching and thinking about my thesis proposal, which is due in a couple weeks.
And you, know, work and make art. And be a good mommy, life partner person, friend, student, assistant, monitor, role model, cheerleader. Et cetera. Et cetera.
Anyway, here are some little crappy images to tide you over until I can get some better photos taken of this work. This is my small home series. The houses are hand-embroidered onto old clothes of mine and then placed in frames collected from a great-great-grandfather's home after his death.
Bottom row titles from left to right: Silk Christmas Dress, 2007; Chemise, 2008; and Easter Dress Suit, 2006
Alright y'all. I gotta work!