2003

my muse is a five year old girl

my muse is a five year old girl

2003 was a big year for me. I was continuing my bird work, but also, text was coming into things even more. In “her pale and tentative wings” I squeezed out the writing from a plastic bottle, something new for me. My biggest alphabet stamp set at the time was about 1″ high. I wanted the letters to be bigger and necessity being the mother of invention, I hand-carved a set of 2″ stamps out of rubber and used them for the first time in “a small stitch”. The biggest breakthrough of the year came just at the end of it when I used a very large blow-up of a photo of me as a child in “my muse is a 5 year old girl”.


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