the birth of vision

The review I recently received from Rowan Leona, of Fourth Branch Studios, talks about the artist I mean to be, the artist I will be in the future, the artist she somehow perceived in the work she commissioned me to create last autumn. These words speak to the artist I reach and I stretch to be, each time my tools touch earth, and I fall short every time. 

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My Story: this walnut tree, this ladder

It all started with a walnut tree.

My parents were newly divorced and I was nine. My sister and I traveled to our grandparent’s house in Browns Summit, North Carolina to see my Dad for the first time since the divorce.

The house was one hundred years old.

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masculinity is not patriarchy

he dropped my pearl into the depths

utterly lost, unretrievable

fallen away into fathomless waters

his unkindness cutting me deeper than my loss, cutting into my dimensions, forever parting us as he cackled with glee

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