It has been a while since I have added to my blogs; as the show deadline loomed and weighed on my anxiety-riddled self, more and more of my limited attention span needed to be focused on finishing work for the show. ADD affects different people in different ways, but what is common for people with ADD is that when we are presented with a task, no matter what it is, no matter the degree to which we want to do it, there is both a shot of anxiety and another ping-pong ball to bounce around in what is already an over ping-ponged brain. Ever wonder why a lot of artists are crazy night owls? In my case, it is only when my body is exhausted that the ping-pong balls slow down enough to be able to start to string them together. This causes a mountainous spike in anxiety which makes my focus short circuit and then my body tanks from the wear and tear…and then the whole thing starts all over again. Yipee
Now here we are just a few days away from the gallery opening and I can finally get back to writing which, after completing the works, offers an interesting opportunity to discuss the processes, ups and downs, and give a general postmortem. The topics that I have outlined to write about give me the opportunity for public self reflection and the opportunity to share insight into my materials and process, personal analyses and tangential ramblings.
Oh boy, Dorian has a soapbox! Enjoy.