LGBTQIA Pride 2022 – We Will Never Go Back My husband Andrew Reach and I are together for 40+ years. I’m now 70 years old finally free to be myself. I grew up in the 1950’s and was called a sissy before I even knew what a sissy meant. In commemoration of Gay Pride Month, especially in these difficult times, I put this video together to inspire young generation to soldier on in our continuing quest for equality.
# In progress – 3d printed sculpture Visualization in Blender
I’m honored to be one of several artists to be in the upcoming show in December “W/O Limits: Art, Chronic Illness, & Disability” exhibition curated by Megan Alves and Mindy Tousley of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. The Artists Archives has been awarded a grant from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities where the organization will be able to incorporate strategies to increase accessibility with among others the use of braille and a 3d printed tactile sculpture for the visually impaired.
Megan asked if I would be interested in doing this for the exhibition and I accepted, excited with the anticipation of revisiting shifting into 3 dimensions and also working again with Think[Box] at Case Western Reserve University. In progress is a 3d Hash symbol with elements that make it accessible to the visually impaired. A modular system of 80 individually printed blocks connected together alternating between hash symbols in negative relief and positive relief form a bold singular Hash symbol. Primary colors and black and white provide bold contrast between the parts. The deep cuts into each block project shadows making it both tactile and with a sharply delineated pattern.
As an art object unto itself, the hash symbol with its use in hash-tagging represents our modern times; good and bad; where data is turned into meta-data; where information is categorized and made searchable; where so many find their voices amongst the billions of souls vying to be seen and heard; to share beauty, happiness, injustices, sadness…everything, while other voices use the hashtag to tear down multi-culturalism.
Well, after 10 days after being dropped off across the street and no one coming to find him, he seems to have settled into his day. After running around all day all over the place, he comes back to our house and stays on the front porch each night and sleeps. Our neighbors are trying to find it a new home. Our next door neighbor have a plan. What I want to know is why my house? Up until this moment in time, I have never met a Rooster in my life let alone had coffee with one. It has brought a lot of smiles and laughs to us and many others. The little gifts in life. It’s all how you see it I guess. I hope you enjoy my little film.
Well Its been fun I guess, having a rooster come stay at night. However, he is safe now and in a good home. Now I don’t think I will ever eat chicken again.