This next few days will be dedicated to gathering. Collecting materials for the natural dyes, and at the same time, collecting my thoughts, ideas, information. Residencies exist to offer artists time and space to reflect, research, and produce (resartis.org). The last 2 days I made space for this to happen. Today, I gather dyestuff, I will sketch, and learn more about memory patterns.
In Gather Journal, a beautiful publication about food, the second issue was dedicated to Traces:
“Traces” has a multitude of meanings. They are memories. They are evidence of something that once existed. They are tracks or footprints. They are an indication of the tiniest amount. They are about discovery and examining one’s history. There are recipes that have traces of family history, having been carefully shepherded through generations, recipes with elegant visual traces, and recipes that leave traces of their own presence behind.