Friends, Famly, Strangers, Countrymen, Outsiders, and Everyone,
In the wake of a rather disappointing election (understatement of the century), I spent most of last week in a disoriented haze of craft beer and cheap store-bought cookie dough. I freaking hate election years. It seems like we unknowingly go out of our way to show our worst selves, and spend the next few years trying to forget how much we wanted to fling our computers out the window.
I'm not rich enough for a new computer, so I couldn't toss it, but oh how I imagined it. Instead I've been working out my frustration in artistic ways.
Both works are unfinished. The one above can really be interpreted however you like, but the main thought behind it is how as a country, we're deeply hurting ourselves; it's really like we're tearing ourselves apart. I'm eager to develop this one even more.
The one above started out as a representation of changes in my life. Constantly saying goodby to old memories, and working to embrace the person I've become. In a general sense, I think it also represents the changes going on around all of us. Are we ready to accept them? Do we have control over them? I still don't know...
Outside of politics, life has been pleasant. I took a cruise with my mom through the Mediterranean, making stops in Rome, Florence, Cannes, Marseille, and Barcelona. I've incldued a handful of photos below for your viewing pleasure.
I know I know. #privilege
I've got some topics I'd like to cover here in this space but at present, I do not have the energy or organization to put them down.
I do, however, have the energy to tell you that I have a First Friday Art Showing coming up on December 2nd at the inventive Broken Beaker Distillery on Mass Ave.
If you care about me at all, you'll come. If you care about yourself at all come. I'm serious, just think about it. You can tell your girlfriend or co-workers you've got some impressive plans to view some local art and drink cocktails.
Not to mention my work is always for sale, and Christmas is around the corner.
Angela M. DeCamp
Angela DeCamp is an Indianapolis based artist. who enjoys the finer things in life: black coffee, carnival tickets, the sound high heels make when they clickty-clack on the sidewalk.