Between Here & Now
I have always loved reading and being transported to another place. I can be both here, in physical reality, and in the world of my mind. Deep engagement with what we read nourishes our capacity for critical thinking and empathy. While reading, our brain decodes words so quickly there is time to add our own thoughts in the space between. How we use our hands to hold books and devices activates our sense of touch, creating new memories. For Between Here & Now rubbings made with wax crayons over metal grates, plaques and sidewalks collect textures and patterns from the surrounding streets, evidence of here, linoleum cuts of people reading on book pages misaligned, and hands holding books that have been cut out suggest journeys in the mind experienced now.
Linoleum cut on book pages and BFK, wax crayon over Kozo, linen thread.
This piece inspired an event and a project Read Here Now
Milvia/Addison Windows, Kala Art Institute
off-site space at 2100 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
March 20-October 17, 2021