I’ve been following The Art Assignment for some time now, but this is the first assignment I’ve actually completed. If you’re unfamiliar, The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Studio Production that meets working artists to solicit assignments for viewers and readers to complete. This latest assignment is to choose a person you either know or want to know better, take a look at their bookshelf, and create a self-portrait of them with 3 stacks of books. You can learn so much about a person from what they read. This is especially true of strangers – in fact, I’m the girl on the train peering at what my fellow riders are reading. In this case, and for blogging sake, I decided to pick just one stack from my own collection. I chose titles that I both love and that describe my current state of mind.
It could be fun to do this every season or so – to look back and see which titles have changed and how often.
The Painted Drum, Eliot’s Banana, Timmy Failure (Mistakes Were Made), and The Garden of Last Days.
(Janelle Andrea, Sorted Self-Portrait)