Critique #1

For my first critique I chose to tag the phrase “What Else Is There?” on the gallery wall. I have been exploring found text while out on my walks, viewing these words as a form of residue or trace left by others who have passed through the area. Whether in the form of graffiti, postering or other word based intervention, I am drawn to the choices of words that individuals post around the city, left to be interacted with and contemplated by those passing by. For this piece, I chose to bring the street into the gallery, working with a phrase that is intentionally open to many different interpretations. It could be read a commentary on the gallery space as an institution itself, a playful look at a seemingly empty room facilitating discussion around the very nature of emptiness or an open ended hint that there is always more to be considered.

Practicing Joy

I made this drawing while thinking about what it felt like to be a kid drawing with chalk on the sidewalk in the summer. I always used to draw fireworks. As a kid, they were synonymous with joy in my life. I have been making the conscious effort to practice finding moments of joy in my everyday life. Making this drawing was one of those moments.

Mind Map on Practice

This is a mind map that I did at the beginning of the semester while trying to understand more about my art practice. I’m not sure if it cleared anything up for me but it did help me understand how fundamental my lived practices are within my making practice.


In stillness, I am okay.

In breathing, I am okay.

In listening, I am okay.

In seeing, I am okay.

In feeling, I am okay.

In walking, I am okay.

In documenting, I am okay.

In collecting, I am okay.

In making, I am okay.

In being, I am okay.