I've been trying to write down the whole experience of working this intensely in the studio. It happens so infrequently and yet, when it does, it is SO memorable for me. SO visceral. Especially when I'm creating work that has a thru-line. And with this current work, the thru-line is making it feel like one big piece instead of 16. I'm definitely channeling these four people and each one of their life phases.
A list of family names hides behind the back of the game players box, among other notes she took during her days on the phone.
what day is the picnic?
3 lbs, 5, lbs, 7lbs
be sure to call betty
Copious notes, to be sure. Even though you can't see them.
The 'wonderful hotels' notes, written by a man who traveled cross-country with Blythe: Pinned in the back of the Greatest Thing in the World book.
A photo of two women (i think...) which will be tucked into a little envelope with playing cards that are typed on, all of which you can take out and read. On the back of this photo, in pencil, is written "to keep". That phrase shows up again later in some one else's life, written 'round the jar full of broken eggshells: To Keep.
more photos of details and such...