Psyched to see new work NETWORK featured in a new essay written by an independent voice and all-around badass curator Julia Greenway. It's rare to work with someone who holds so true to their vision, ensuring something is authentic but reaches out to communities in and beyond the art world. I know for a fact that without Julia I would have pushed my work to some degree of quality or breadth.
Working in mediums that don't quite make sense yet is always a challenge. You don't quite ever know if it's even worth it since all you ever see are images in frames with title cards covered in red dots. But for me, a clear path never appears until it does — often it's only in deep retrospect and years down the road.
Without people like Julia or Robert Yoder from SEASON, these dreams just wouldn't be real. In a world that forever burns, fabricating spells might be the most errant, and inherently blind path to follow. But with pillars like this still lighting lanterns, forging rivers that can swallow you whole makes more sense. At least you rise and live to fight another day full of spirit.
Read Julia's essay "POV: Young Artists Fight an Uphill Battle in Seattle | #50StatesofArt" in the Creator's Project and see more from her project space Interstitial. Check out Robert Yoder's gallery SEASON.