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30 January 2015

TBR book list

I was tagged by the lovely Rebecca Ann Jordan.

My TBR list, super pared down & all I can remember from my notebook scribbles on the subject.

Bough Down - Karen Green
The Last 4 Things - Kate Greenstreet
The Gorgeous Nothings - Emily Dickinson/Jen Bervin
A Little White Shadow - Mary Ruefle
Ecodeviance - CA Conrad
Red Juice - Hoa Nguyen
Vicious Red Relic, Love - Anna Joy Springer

Read my TBR list answers under the cut.

20 January 2015

14 January 2015

notes: the main benefit of art school is self-loathing.

THE MAIN BENEFIT OF ART SCHOOL IS SELF LOATHING

the desire & ability to interact with the world on a conceptual level.
THINKING. PUTTING ONESELF IN CONTEXT.
UNDERSTANDING ONES CONTEXT

Art is free. Free to make. Free to consume. Free to fake.

what’s bad is when you just start putting stuff out into the world without thinking about it at all. when you don’t have to examine your place or ask any questions. when you simply run around smiling like an idiot saying “I’m an artist” without the knowledge to investigate anything.

art is investigation.

we like to pretend that “there is no wrong answer” in art, in literature. BUT THIS IS A LIE. when shakespeare wrote; “love all // trust a few // do harm to none” he was NOT talking about giving daisies to kittens. if you believe he was writing about giving daisies to kittens you are WRONG.

instead of worrying about who gets to run around saying they’re an artist, we should be worrying about what the art itself ACTUALLY SAYS.

07 January 2015


emily dickinson's 1129, original manuscript (johnson numbering)

(the first two lines of which is tattooed on my arm)