Beneath This Rugged Exterior 2017, chalk pastel on paper, 15x15"
"How do you feel today?
-What do you mean?
How do you feel today?
Is that all?
-Best I've felt all year.
Then why choose fear?
-I'm a New Yorker. Fear's my life."
"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect. but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff." - Blink.
We are the accumulation of our experiences. The friends we've known, the things we've done, the words left unsaid... all meld together to form the people we are constantly becoming. The effects - visible or invisible - of these experiences influence the way we think, see, respond, engage. It's a fine line between memory and nostalgia; that delicate space is difficult to navigate in words.
Residue is everywhere - in the physical spaces we inhabit by day and the mental spaces we retreat to at night. Invisible is not the same as nonexistent. Sometimes presence is only most keenly felt in absence.