A hate note
and a love note
I haven’t updated here in a while because I’ve been too busy and haven’t had the “spoons,” as the kids say.
Had a solo show at Rhizome DC last month which went well. Have another one that gets installed late this month and goes on through early January. And the final one for the year will be with Anxious Tomato, which is over in Washington state, although the show itself will be virtual-only.
Also won a Foundry Gallery Membership Grant, which is a big honor. I’ve got a piece up right now in the monthly members’ show. You can see my artist profile page on their website here.
The watercolor above is the piece in the members’ show. Foundry was kind enough to feature it on their front page to advertise it. Only one person so far has seemed to pick up on the full text of the poster on the right and its origin: it’s the “hate note” from The Little Rascals, a beloved 90s kids’ movie (to me, anyway).
The full text of the note, which for some reason has stuck perfectly in my head since I was like five years old, goes as follows:
I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You’re the scum between my toes.
The text of the other one is a Bible verse. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. The Jehovah’s Witness version of this verse is:
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interest, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.