poem – Hirshfield 11.28.2019

For What Binds Us by Jane Hirshfield There are names for what binds us:strong forces, weak forces.Look around, you can see them:the skin that forms in a half-empty cup,nails rusting into the places they join,joints dovetailed on their own weight.The way things stay so solidlywherever they’ve been set down—and gravity, scientists say, is weak.And see [...]

#66-80 self portraits 6.20.2019

#66-80 self portraits 6.20.2019

Here's another post about my 100-day self portrait project. This includes self portraits 66 through 80. You can find the first 65 in these posts: #1-16: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/04/18/1-16-self-portraits-4-18-2019/ # 17-34: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/09/17-self-portraits-5-9-2019/ # 35-50: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/23/35-50-self-portraits-5-23-2019/ # 51-65: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/06/06/51-65-self-portraits-6-6-2019/ You can also find them all on my Instagram stories. 66. buoyant, oil pastel67. as child, watercolor68. as snake [...]

#51-65 self portraits 6.6.2019

Here's the latest installment in my 100-day self portrait series. This set numbers 51-65. 51. sticker cutout52. clay53. after Egon Schiele (attempted)54. watercolor55. blind contour with colored pencil56. woven watercolors57. leftovers glued together58. graphite paper tracing and watercolor59. wire60. spent petals from mothers day bouquet61. pink (junk mail)62. profile in pencil with orange background63. as [...]