“The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves and repairs it.” Louise Bourgeois
I have been spending time organizing artwork, putting it in files, scanning samples to expand the artwork part of the website. This editing process is emotional and quite time consuming. One thing I have realised is that making art has to some extent also been my ‘crutches and wheelchair’ in times of distress or physical collapse. Today’s ink sketches were made in the last part of 2015 when it felt as if I was crawling back to prior levels of functioning. It seemed as if it was asked of me to learn to breathe, eat, write and draw again. During that taxing time making these rough sketches facilitated processing, expression and I often think also cognitive healing. I call them my ‘rehabilitation sketches’ and to be honest part of this ‘awakening journey’ has required some level of rehabilitation of things I could not take for granted anymore and a reclaiming of aspects of myself.
Also, I’d like to share a short film I watched a few days ago made by artist, Tracey Emin, at: https://whitecube.com/channel/channel/tracey_emin_on_how_it_feels