One of my assignments this semester is to create an artist’s website. As I already have one I thought it was a bit odd, but since I haven’t been using this one much I thought this might be a good time to renew the lease, so to speak. The revamp has been on-going (really, not-going) for a long time. I didn’t feel like posting when I didn’t feel the ‘look’ was right. But who cares? Really, it’s more about me getting it out on the page on a more consistent basis. So here I am, rambling to the ether-net.
I’m in second year, and I feel old. I feel time slipping through my fingers at an increased pace. Every moment is spent rushing to the next, hoping that if I rush and rush enough at some time I’ll catch up enough to just be, just for a few seconds. Hopefully this moment of perfect present occurs around 4pm on June 17th, 2016, when I get married.
I’ve been fairly private throughout my career up until now, keeping a steady divide between personal and professional, even going so far as to keep my opinions off of my social media and certainly my website. I tried to keep this site about art, and yet the more I learn about the world the less I found myself able to stay quiet. My twitter feed became a platform for my feminist education, my facebook feed is a constant reminder of the inequalities and injustices in the world. It makes no sense to keep my political views out of my art. More and more we connect with the people behind the artwork, with their stories, with their lives. Keeping all that quiet in the name of professionalism makes no sense.