Here it is, folks! An update on MAMMAL ROOM, as promised!
"LOOOK!!!" was in the subject line of an email sent to me by my sister, Kristen, a few weeks ago. What we were excited to see was a few potential designs for the cover of her debut collection of poems, MAMMAL ROOM. Knowing about this has been one of those just-too-exciting bits of information that wants to bubble right out of me. I'll admit, and my family will attest to it, I can be a bean spiller about these things. But with the book sent off to the printer earlier this week, I can finally let it out!
The work my sister and I create takes different forms. In some ways, though, I think it comes from similar places. Kristen's words about my work have always pushed me forward with a reminder of why I make. I can never seem to accurately articulate what or how I feel, but with every object I create, I come closer to representing, capturing, and evoking those emotions. It feels incredibly special to have my lack of words support those that she has so carefully crafted.
I sincerely hope you take a look.