Edith has deserved this card for a long while.
Tekst-drivən the facebook assignment
arts&letters - original works of assemblage, collage, mixed media. mostly female texts, including my own.
utterly & not at all charmingly under construction
so each distinct ball of tangled string is a strand in a personal web of sharing & survival - but the chicken-egg queasiness is profound for someone with few friends. what i DO know is that TUMBLER is the place that is most inspiring & sustaining…
so now it’s tumbling onto the site & all the notes & buttons leave a nasty collection of graphic mousepoop at the bottom of every post. arg.
every day full of that sort of distracting question & resulting attempt to learn more about stuff that doesn’t interest me - the antithesis of making & working
an abecedarium of original rhyming couplets for almost every letter.
each spread (2 square pages) has a third segment which folds over and conceals the second panel – as “yes” does here:
First I wrote the text, then collaged all the pages, then lettered the texts.
text is precise, and fixed. images are metaphoric and fluid.
text is about a moment of casting thought into words.
images preserve the story and let the meaning shift.
so the text is circumspect, for the most part : tucked in, standing off to the side, sheer, small. etc – so that usually your experience has some distance from my story until you choose to read it.
(to be very much continued)
our lives are not small. our lives are all we have and death changes everything. the long work of life is learning the love for the story. dorothy allison
by Jean Malaurie
found by John Fass