Collage in the time of COVID
Oh boy. Pandemic Creativity.
I found myself poring through old sketch books-lots of sturm und drang notations amongst the drawings-things never change. A long time ago I was supremely comforted by Annie Dillard’s admission in the New York Times: “I hate writing. I love having written.” During this global period of angst, I craved a push from the muse. Nope. I went back to my Japanese calligraphy practice. I couldn’t bring three paintings to the finish line. (They are still idling on the runway.) So. I took out decades old watercolors and cut them up and made collages, trying to be playful. It didn’t work. I agonized over these, too! I posted art on facebook. People told me I was working a lot. I didn’t feel that way. But that has been my way for more than 40 years.