Like any common over-analyzer, I’ve twisted my head these last few weeks over the significance vs. coincidence of things. Looking at things from my own perspective, there has to be a reason for it all. There must be something I’m supposed to discover here, and each little gift the world gives me is like a … Continue reading Like the Grown-Ups
It’s hard to believe I arrived in South America almost two months ago. I feel like I’ve lived a lifetime compressed into three weeks here in Patagonia. After being on the road and multiple long bus rides, I have now what feels like a gargantuan amount of time–ten whole days–in a remote, tranquil studio with … Continue reading Photos from the show at Proyecto’Ace and some thoughts from Chiloé
I’m sitting in a Refugio in El Bolsón. Checkout was technically an hour ago. There’s a beautiful, new city to explore. And yet, and yet. I arrived here late at night on March 3rd, after a 20 hour bus ride from El Chaltén, and almost immediately met four Argentinian travelers, also all strangers before this night, … Continue reading Querido Pajarito: Dear Baby Bird
I love plans. I can spend hours strategizing, rearranging, anything from a business process to a budget to a schedule to typography on a web page. And as much as I adore organization, I love as much or even more so watching plans totally go shit. Life almost never goes according to expectations, and part … Continue reading If you’re in a hurry, you’re wasting your time: Lessons from Patagonia
I have been collecting books in Spanish throughout my trip in Patagonia. Nothing too heavy since I have only my 40-liter backpack, but I adore books and my need for practicing Spanish justifies the purchases. Almost all of my money goes towards books and food. One of the first books I bought in Patagonia was … Continue reading Losing My Prince in El Chaltén: Lessons from Patagonia
Time is money, the old saying goes. It’s not entirely true. We can buy other people’s time with money, and others can buy our time, too. But while we can always find the means to earn more money, we can never earn more of our own time. Our lifelines are a finite resource. Still, in … Continue reading Proyecto’Ace, Week 3: Time is Money, and some other thoughts and idioms
My art residency at Proyecto’Ace ended on February 13th and the second residency at Museo de Arte Moderno in Chiloé starts March 8th. Since historically I’ve always made my best decisions at 3 am on some random weeknight, I purchased a last minute plane ticket to Ushuaia, the southernmost city of South America. This was … Continue reading “El Fin del Mundo | The End of the World”: Ushuaia, Argentina
If I’m to say any truth about the way our brains work, or at least my own, it’s that there’s often a delay between our experience of a thing and our understanding of it. (Or I’m just a little slow.) This is my second post about my time at Proyecto’Ace. Read the first post here. … Continue reading Proyecto’Ace, Week 2: Drawing and Carving the Images
Current location: on a Colectivo to Punta Arenas, Chile, following five days in Ushuaia, Argentina, “el fin del mundo (end of the world)”. It’s a funny feeling, relearning your own personality in a new environment. The places and the people may feel immediately warm and familiar. The thing that feels strange and foreign is you. … Continue reading Even if you hate your voice, you must speak.
I arrived in the studio of Fundación ‘Ace on Monday, January 26th. The space is gorgeous and full of buenas ondas (good vibes). This was to be my creative home for the next three weeks. I knew that I wanted to produce an artist’s book during my time here, but did not yet know the … Continue reading Proyecto’Ace, Week 1: Storyboarding new concepts
How wonderful it is to have more than one way to savor a coffee and treats. How wonderful it is to have a place communicate to you by passing through you, so that its voice can become your own.
The time goes too quickly. Four weeks isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, but for me it’s the longest time I’ve stayed in another country. And as Buenos Aires becomes more familiar and homelike to me, I am preparing for the next leg of my journey. At 5 tomorrow morning, I fly to … Continue reading On quitting and beginning
I would have done my laundry today, but I was preoccupied with learning to be slow. I have completed my first week at Proyecto ‘Ace. I feel both fast and slow living here. Fast because the time hours quickly, because already it feels like it will not be enough. Fast because I’m used to a … Continue reading The Power of Silence: a day in the botanical garden
How is it you can know a place for a long time, know its personality, its idiosyncrasies, and yet after much time still not know whether you love or like it? How is it that a city you barely know can strike a chord with you immediately, and color your perspective with that initial love, … Continue reading La alma de la ciudad | The soul of the city
I’ve been in Buenos Aires for close to a week now and have quickly become smitten with this city. Buenos Aires is a beautiful, lively, and peculiar city. The buses follow no schedule. Wine is often cheaper than fruit. The people are warm and everything and everyone moves more slowly. Somehow the right music is … Continue reading Hola de Argentina!
As I write this, it is 2 a.m. and I am on a plane to Buenos Aires for the beginning of a two month stay in South America. I will be doing two art residencies, the first in Buenos Aires and the second in Castro, Chiloe, off the coast of southern Chile. I thought I … Continue reading Same same, but different.