Jon has been writing a book for the last four years. It has finally been sent off to the publishers . During the last few weeks he has been reading sections to me, I have read bits and become immersed in the words.
He has written about ‘writing as inquiry’ ( Richardson1997 ) before and I reminded that I could substitute ‘art making’ or just ‘making’ for ‘writing’.
It’s how I think through my process. My art making could be an seen as an inquiry.
Recently I have been sewing into my mandalas this seems to form its self into definite, purposeful shapes, engendering in me a sense of solidity (Wyatt 2019, forthcoming).
Collaborative piece – my sewing into Jon’s writing
And there is a pulsing between the lines ( ibid)
The sewing, drawing, printing, making, seems to be an assemblage of times of day, space, bodies, objects, movement and more (ibid).
Another collaborative piece – we are working on ideas for the cover of his book
The pieces hold an imprint of that time of making, held within the layers of work- almost suspended -captured by the movement of my hands, my body, my inquiry.
Richardson Laurel, Fields of play (Constructing an Academic Life) 1997