Herron News You Can Use Rapsheet/Mini interview.That background is super cute!
The first Ephemeral I ever cared to document, done sometime in September 2009. Back then, the ideas were really hazy, but they were all up there in my head. Art is just a matter of articulating and explaining what you feel. I don’t know where this piece went, I traded with another girl for her art that day. Sometimes I wonder where it is! Last night I had some interesting moments with viewers. I met one particular lady that lived in the Paradise area, and connected my artwork with the trafficking that goes on under the radar.Another bought my piece because of the narrative alongside it. She related to the idea of getting a tattoo as a sign of a new beginning, and bought my work half an hour into the show. Another would talk to me about body image, and candidly admitting to using her beauty as an advantage point in life. We all get femme fatale sometimes.
The End! For now at least, I’ll go back to being a quiet student by day for now..
I am haunted by the Four Digit Number, hoping somehow that it’s not true. That it doesn’t mean anything. I hallucinate of it sometimes before I sleep. The people of Paradise are so odd—they created a number to symbolize hedonism and a freedom from societal constructs. To them, it’s the easiest path to happiness. He never mentioned the knifed canvas, but we both knew it was me. If he ever does, I’d tell him it was Ana and the Four Digit Number that made me do it. He’d never be able to argue with that.
Ana said we could do it tonight, in the dark summer heat. This has to be one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. I’ve never broken into anything before. I’m beginning to believe that she sort of looks out for me. Like a guardian, or something of the sort. Strong and a bit crazy. We leave for Paradise, Nevada tonight. -Erica
Temperamental Ana, the one that feeds me tragically poetic ideas. She told me that if I really wanted revenge, I should knife one of his canvas paintings in half. I don’t have the heart.She then told me she would do it for me. It would be so quick we could get some Pho Kim Long afterwards. It scares me sometimes how much I consider the possibility. -Erica