I AM A MONSTER is an exploration of misunderstood monsters, their use as narrative, and addresses the ways in which we feel different and other, by looking at our relationships with people, spaces, and ourselves.
Monsters have always been a way for us to categorize others. Through the use of photographs, the audience discovers who this monster really is, rather than just what. They are given a glimpse of his insecurities, his fears, his hopes, and his accomplishments. The true complexity of his nature is shared with the viewer, who is given permission to empathize with him, and to accept themselves and others as being a little monstrous.
I AM A MONSTER highlights our similarities by exposing them as our assumption of difference. It is an invitation to celebrate the complexities of our humanity.
I have spent the past two and a half hours trying to write a succinct summary of my thesis work (by mostly avoiding it).
Did I do it? Does this even make sense? Why am I still awake?
Tomorrow ends my hiatus from [thesis] work. I wouldn’t say I’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks: having major life-changing surgery is not a vacation. It’s a major life
event on-going process thing. And it’s been hard.
But thesis is far from over. No wait. Actually, it’s rapidly coming to a close and I still have things to do: edit photos, format my documentation book, build a mock-up display model, apply for studio space, submit things to a couple of group shows and scholarships, sort out that one final summer course I have to take so I can finally bloody graduate. Phew. Yep, all that in about a week.
My final critique/thesis defence is on the 17th; after that, it’s allllllll Grad Show prep. With the obvious exception of Seannukkah.
Oh April: you such a crazy month of change. And happenings. Be good to me, okay? And as for all you dears: you’ve been lovely as always. Whether you know me IRL or not: [insert sappy human sentiment].