The questions that we are examining in this project are complex, some have many possible answers and some have no answers at all. Your work might feel like a further exploration of the seed questions, or it might feel more like a response. We’re looking for whatever comes most intuitively from you!
Remember, artmaking can bring up a lot of feelings, especially in times like these. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, we encourage you to sit with your feelings, breathe, journal and/or talk to someone. Artists practice in different ways and different thoughts lead in different directions. Be kind to yourself, and remember to always trust your creative instincts. And if you need a little help jumping into the questions, here’s a guide to help you!
As you move through the steps of this project we want to invite you to think creatively about one key question: “What is it like to be you right now?”
What is one word or phrase you would say in response to this moment?
What is something you’ve noticed in this time that you haven’t before?
Where do you spend most of your time?
What are the most important things in your space right now?
What are you planting?
What are you harvesting?
What are you gathering?
What are you letting go of?
What do you depend on others for?
What do others depend on you for?
Have you felt this way before?
What does this remind you of?
What is your biggest obstacle right now?
What has been fractured and what has been mended?
What text/media has been supporting you at this time?
What questions would you want to ask someone in another part of the country?