I have a few pieces on exhibit right now as part of the BYU Visual Arts Faith in Works Committee exhibit, Nature and Nurture: Narratives of the Family. As part of the exhibit opening the I participated in a panel discussion in for all the 100 or so visual arts students. I was wedged in between Lee Udall Bennion and Justin Hackworth, with Brian Kershisnik, Chris Thornock, Madison Smith, Lisa Jackson, and Janis Wunderlich at the panel table. It was a historic moment for me, as I was chewing the fat with such successful and amazing LDS artists. It was really fun to be involved in the exhibit and it makes me want to crank some more art out.
This last picture shows an exciting moment as FINALLY I was able to move to an apartment. I transported all my boxes out of storage, unpacked all my things, and made a huge mess. It was like seeing my long lost friends: pottery from my talented ceramist friends, vintage books, a box labeled "costumes," my kitchen knives, flowery vinyl swim caps, my polka dot cotton sheets. It has been a long summer for me, feeling like a transient. Other people would probably not think it was a big deal to share a bed with your sister in Idaho, sleep in a stuffy cement house in Bolivia, or sleep on a brown couch in Utah that is beginning to sag in the middle with the contours of your bum, but after a while, it really started to wear on me. Hooray for new beginnings!