From Inside the Artwork, Outside the Comfort Zone.
Today, I am in the midst of the largest installation I've ever attempted, in the middle of the largest creative project I've ever coordinated, just two weeks away from the largest opening I've ever orchestrated with over 30 artists in collaboration! I keep thinking to myself, "I'm just making the world of a book into the size of a room" but today that room felt very, very big!
Today, I am inside the artwork looking out at the world. Stretching my hands to the space just beyond where I can usually reach, patting the edges for things that might bring comfort and sustenance and warmth. Today, it all feels bigger than me. Tomorrow, it will feel like something else. Today, I want to sit in the garden with a cup of tea and a homemade gingerbread muffin and just sit still and think quietly.
Today, I am stretching beyond my comfort zone into the space where new thinkings can be discovered. Today, I am gathering my sewing things, my fabric prints, my poems, my photographs, my beloved dresses and I am installing them into the exhibition room.
Today, I want to pause in this moment: make space for the unknown; turn a lamp on over the things I know and trust and recognize with comfort; take just a few more hours to remember this first day installing a book that's actually the size of a very, very large room. Somehow, this project I started three years ago is now just nine days away from it's opening reception. My, oh my, oh my...