The studio got really messy. It gave me the willies, then I realized it might be fun to photograph and I relaxed. If management complains, I can always say everything was set up a shoot. They’re pretty cool about stuff. One time there were cow haunches in the dumpster across the street by the film stage. I saw them being stuffed in and felt like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window. I took pictures, but got mostly screen. Turns out it was for a black smithing show. Now who would ever think something like that would be shot in New York? Go figure. But hey, it’s Brooklyn, you never know….
It’s been a long time, but I’ve been busy. Lotta things going on. But over the past few months I’ve made new work. These are on paper and range from quite small to pieces that are 6-7 feet across:
One of the medium-sized ones was recently in a show and sold! (Yay–no return shipping costs!)
It’s always hard to figure out what we should be doing. When I’m writing, I think I should be doing visual art, and when I’m doing visual art, I think I should be writing. Such is life, I suppose.
– Catherine Kirkpatrick