The Sunday Paper #277
September 15, 2019
Paper of the Week: Look Inside
Last weekend, I was a guest artist at Anything Wright Farms, a library in Denver, for their 10th Anniversary event, Sparkopolis. I set up my installation, Look Inside, between the bookshelves, creating an alley that visitors walked into. They were invited to ponder and write about the way they see themselves, to look inside. It was such a meaningful experience that I made a mini recording with my artist friend who attended the event with me. Take a look and a listen!
Out of the Studio:
A visitor to my installation Look Inside asked me whether I’d visited The Empathy Museum. It turns out, it is a traveling exhibition that is in Denver for the month. Based on her explanation, I looked it up and visited before heading back to Edwards and what a treat it was! I spent 10 minutes literally walking in someone else’s shoes. It was so cool: you walk into a giant shoe box and tell the “clerk” what size shoe you wear. She gave me a pair of shoes, along with an ipod with the recording of a story about someone who has overcome an adversity. The shoes belonged to the woman whose story I listened to – an amputee in Denver who finished an ironman race. The length of the stories are all about 10 minutes, which is about how long it takes to walk a mile. So, you can literally walk a mile in someone else’s shoes! LOVED it, and it is up for just a couple of weeks, so if you’re in Denver, go see it!
- At the time of publication, my annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat is in full swing. Intrigued? Read all about it here; the next retreat will be announced in December.
- The Paper Year is coming soon!
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