writing is catharsis, reading is (2019)

My grandma and I read books together and talk about them on the phone or over coffee. We mark passages that we think the other would enjoy. We read and then write to each other, we write and then read more. Reading a book by Helene Cixous, I was drawn to the way she describes writing. “Writing is not arriving; most of the time it is not arriving.” Where does this put writing? If writing is not arriving, then it is a movement that doesn’t end.Writing is this motion towards a place you will never get to. Literally, the motion is that of your hand as it moves across the page. Perhaps the restorative nature of writing is as much about getting the thoughts out of your head as it is about the trance that your hands gets into, guiding a squiggle through a series of lines. 


writing is catharsis, reading is (2019) consists of nine works on paper.

Installation views from "Origins" exhibition

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