Friday, November 9, 2012

Carol Es
"The Journal Project began in March 2004 and continues to this day. It is a continuous, stream-of-consciousness diary created on manila, hand-cut garment patterns. Using only pattern making pencils, inks, and stamps for manufacturing, I write or draw whatever comes to mind in the moment. The patterns shapes are prepared just as they would be for manufacturing, like when I was a kid working beside my father in downtown Los Angeles. Satirical textile terms, rants, poems, dreams, and anecdotes are included; personal worries about being an artist and working in the art world. It's a candid view into one artist's life. The pieces are then installed somewhat like a mosaic - shapes are pieced together in an aesthetic fashion and fashioned to the wall with colored sewing pins."