Sunday, March 27, 2022
a free public artist talk, going to an opening (above) for a group show at the Environmental Design Library at UC Berkeley, and tabling at CODEX with the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective. Of course what I'm most excited about is seeing old friends and colleagues and being back in the Bay Area after too many years (this gig was originally slated for 2020). I'll be in the studio every day before I leave while also writing my book in the mornings, doing active physical therapy, and prepping the rest of the year. I did this to myself but keep hoping that come fall, things will calm down because I can't sustain this pace for much longer! See you on the west coast!
Friday, March 25, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
It felt like a family trip to a theme park, and I was so happy that we had perfect weather, cooler (given the heat and humidity of the last few days) and very breezy. Despite us all being worn out and exhausted by the end, as attested to by the children dragging their feet, I was glad to have more time off the clock with these ladies who work so hard to pull of this massive event and take care of me. I dozed a tiny bit in the ride back to the hotel, and took my time getting back to the exhibit. I had a great evening with fascinating visitors. One couple of Sudanese heritage but from UAE came expressly because one of them heard my live interview on Pulse 95 Radio yesterday while commuting home from Dubai. It was amazing to see that they visited just based on that.
Many wonderful conversations since opening, knowing I have learned so much here about here while barely having learned anything at all. But so grateful to have been able to start. I'll be sad to say goodbye but excited for one last full day.