Last night at an ArtBlitzLA discussion group, I learned something about an artist friend, Lara Salmon, that I hadn't known before. What I interpreted as shyness she defined as awkwardness. This was a reminder of how very different the same thing can be to different people. What I push to accomplish through object making, she wants to reach, solely, through performance. My relics are the medical materials I incorporate into my work and, then, the finished objects themselves, after the process is complete. Her relics are those concrete items she brings to her performances and the documentation in whatever format it takes. Both of us, have honed in on specificity of body, but her body (direct) is a conduit while my body (of work) acts more as a receiver for me.
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