The 2020 Year Long Daily Project “Being Human” is a 366 day endeavor that involves writing, drawing, painting, poetry and photography during the leap year 2020.
– a compilation of life in it’s minutia – a daily muse of present focus – a divergence from perfection
– an allowance of full exploration in five major parts:
PHOTOGRAPHS: Working with my 35mm manual film camera, I am shooting in B&W T-max 400 film
**Each day I take a self portrait, rediscovering spaces and self daily and shooting ‘blindly’ with an extended shutter release cord, unable to see the result of the previous photographs.
SKETCHBOOKS: I fabricated sketchbooks for each month, with the exact amount of pages
**Each day I use drawing materials (no paint) to express shapes I’ve seen or thought about, keeping the past pages contained and out of sight.
LETTERS: Writing everyday in my journal, future letters to myself
**Each day I write freely with no plan or requirements of subject or length, and then seal each day’s letter into an envelope, isolated to be read at the end of the year.
BUILDING- I’m in the process of building 366 stretcher frames for 10”x6” paintings using various fabrics/materials.
**Each day I approach the surface with visual ideas and feelings from my day, with full material exploration and without referencing past pieces. The result will be 366 paintings.
POETRY: Working with re-purposing books with black-out poetry. This was a later edition to the project and unlike the other project sections, this one is more sporadic.
**Working on poetry with existing words on the pages of the books I own. It all started with a tiny book I found in the local free-book box.
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