injured artists

Fragment of wallpapered drywall, with hole in the center that reveals curlicued strips of colored paper inside.

Cut Up Cut Out

I have a soft spot for paper. While my hand was injured, I kept sane by sewing papers together with a sewing machine, and this show at Bellevue Art Museum, about all the ways you never thought to use cut paper, really spoke to me. I’ve been thinking about how to expand my paintings as […]

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Collaged papers are wrapped in fabric, and sewn irregularly with thread.

Injured Artist

At the height of my hand injury, I was going stir crazy about not making art, not knowing when I would be able to make art, not having control with my painting hand, and not even being able to write properly. My writing looked like a child’s. I decided to keep busy making things, in

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365 Days of Art: July 5 – Gorky is Released from the Hospital; Fears for Painting Career

July 5, 1948 Arshile Gorky is released from the hospital following his car accident, wearing a leather and metal collar that leaves his painting arm immobilized. His wife Agnes (nicknamed Mougouch) later writes: After the accident, everything was awful as far as Gorky was concerned. Everything just collapsed. When he came home he had to

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