The Art Assignment 13, Sorted Books
I Mean, It’s Not Really A Thing
by Meredith (she/her)
For this art assignment I chose to do a self portrait of an aspect of my life that often feels foreign to me; Love and dating. I didn’t intend it to be sad, though I think it comes off that way, a little. I don’t see the titles as forming a poem exactly, but more like a continuum or cycle that keeps repeating, Eternal Sunshine style.
Since graduating from my writing MFA program this past spring I’ve been search for both ways to ingrate writing and art, as well as ways to create a larger art project that I participate in every day. I was so glad to learn about Nina Katchadourian and the ways she integrates the ritual of art into her daily life.
The Lover, Marguerite Duras
My Most Secret Desire, Julie Doucet
The Art of Cruelty, Maggie Nelson
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
The Dog of the Marriage, Amy Hempel (I’ve never been married, so I took a bit of a liberty slipping this one in)
The Good Times Are Killing Me, Linda Barry
Alone Forever, Liz Prince
of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon, Jenny Boully