Monday, November 23, 2009

Tactile Satisfaction

Two friends sit in a small room with an excess amount of bubble wrap and the goal of popping it all. The enjoyment gained from this seemingly therapeutic action is quickly exhausted as time passes and hands grow sore.







My first attempt at the non-visual, depicting my relationships with three different men simultaneously. Many thanks to those that participated.







Sunday, November 22, 2009

Doodles

These diptychs contain drawings copied exactly from doodles found in my sketchbook from the Spring of 2006 paired with text chosen at random from the same page in the book. This represents a small selection from a series containing all of the doodles from this sketchbook.


Sheet



Samples From Three Years Past, fabric cut from a flannel sheet used by the artist and her former partner during the winter months of a relationship lasting three years


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tea Paintings


Engage in an activity that generates a record of itself.


On Saturday September 26th at approximately 10:30pm, I glued two squares of canvas to the sole of each shoe, one at the heel and one at the toe. I then left home and went to a dance party. I returned home at 3:00am and removed my shoes.

On Sunday September 27th at approximately 8:50am, I glued two squares of canvas to the sole of each shoe, one at the heel and one at the toe. I then left home to go to work. It was raining outside which caused the pieces to fall off almost immediately.

Later on Sunday September 27th at approximately 10:00 am, I glued one square of canvas to the sole of my right shoe at the toe. At 12:00pm, I removed this canvas and replaced it with a clean square. This action was repeated every two hours during my 9 hour shift until approximately 6:00pm.

On Monday September 28th at approximately 6:30 am, I glued two squares of canvas to the sole of each shoe, one at the heel and one at the toe. I then left home to go into Boston for class. In walking from the Mission Hill building at the SMFA to the main building and back, all but one square fell off before 9:00am.

Thus...13 "paintings" were made.

Studio




Some images of my new studio at the SMFA!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

InsideOut Sale

These pieces were entered into an annual sale that takes place at the SMFA's Gallery to benefit student scholarships.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/insideoutsmfa


Sample (Warmth), feather from the inside of the down comforter found on the artists bed. 2009


Four Samples From Three Years Past, four pieces of fabric cut from a flannel sheet used by the artist and her former partner during the winter months of a relationship lasting three years. 2009

The Desire for Evidence: Documenting the Ephemeral

A performance by Marylin Arsem, documented by her class at the SMFA.


The performance began outside the main entrance. Marylin gave the class instructions.

1. Don't talk.
2. Follow me.


We followed her across the street, photographing and videotaping as we went. We came to a stream, next to which was a large tree.


3. Join me one at a time behind this tree, but wait until the person ahead of you leaves the tree before you follow.


Kirk went behind the tree and walked away within a couple of minutes, Daisy followed, then Sarah, followed by myself and finally Jody.


Once behind the tree, standing with Marylin face to face we were given more instructions.


4. Close your eyes
5. Listen
6. Think of the question you've been asking yourself
7. When you've found it, ask yourself silently

She then placed her hands in her pockets and agitated what sounded like multiple small objects. She pulled one object from each pocket and held them in each fist.

8. Choose a hand

I chose the hand that was occupied by her wedding ring. We were each handed a small round object.

The last instruction...

9. Walk back to the atrium, don't look at the object until you get there and you can choose to share the object with the others if you want to.

The objects were small wooden disks each with its own inscription. Mine said:

"What did you overlook?"

Paper Girl Project Northampton

http://www.papergirlnorthampton.com/project








All hair and thread on paper. Work made over the summer for the Paper Girl Project.