HomeMaker graphite on paper 2013
What I do is care. To make representational art is to care about one's subjects. To make art is to care about living.
Care can be a weight. A burden of care.
Care is what a wife does. What a sibling does. What a daughter does.
I take care.
I care for animals, I care for plants. I take care of the laundry, the garden, the mending, the groceries, the cleaning, and the organizing.
I care for Gia, she cares about me. I care for Ryan, he takes care of me. I care for my mother, she cares for me.
At the end of a letter, the words: take care.
I care for my paintings and eventually they come into being.
Life is a list of cares. To care is to hurt. Caring makes one tired. Caring makes things matter. Care is attention.. Care is a natural response. To care is to work. Care is love at work.
You can't live without caring.