Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New Work: Dates in a Life Project 2018


I’ve hit the halfway point in my Dates in a Life Project 2018. This image shows what it looks like through June 30, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 2000-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3000 equals 3000 steps.

Over the summer I’m going to try to walk 10,000 or more steps as many days as possible, but in this heat, I’ll be lucky if I hit 2000 steps a day this week.

Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I'm using the Health app in my iPhone. I've come to realize is unfortunately not always accurate, but continue to use it anyway.

Stay tuned for updates during the year.