Monthly Archives: July 2014

Between Memory reading diary

Nora article on memory:   I remember as a child being so hurt that my siblings had “memories” of my grandparents. I could only reconstruct memories from the stories I had been told and the photographs I had seen. It was like the memories I had played on a loop derived from these materials.   Photography has always been problematic…

Praxis Enrichment (writing exercise #2)

What does my work mean to me? Personal expression of my existence… I am here, I exist   What does my work mean to me? Understanding myself Understanding myself as female Understanding my pain and pleasure Exploring the home (domestic space/site) Exploring the home (domestic space/site) as pleasure and pain Discovering hidden or forgotten narratives   What does my work…

Transart proposal

PhD Proposal Margaret Wagner Hart     “…the home is portrayed as a female site, the interstices of which encompass the pleasures and pains of woman’s experience. So home bound, so bound to the home, women’s narratives are spatially determined….” Nancy Spector on Louise Bourgeois   My intention for pursuing an advanced degree in studio art is to forge new…

Off to Berlin

I am headed off to start my residency with Transart in Berlin. I have been busily reading, writing, creating, etc. for the past couple months. I feel as if I have a good handle on the material and it has already started seeping into my work. I no longer am using the title “Specular.” That body of work has evolved…