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Sleep or Swim

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

This At Home Art Date focuses on the current work of artist Calida Rawles and how you can apply her instincts and ideas to your own art creations.

(element one) Video Interview from the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art

(element two) Self - portraiture

(element three) a poem

(element one): Watch: Calida Rawles Interview

(element two) : Rawles uses water as a language to speak about identity and gender policies in her hyperrealist art style.

Look at your hand in a bowl of water. Play with movement and light and how you can manipulate what you see. What stories do you see? Take a photo. Publish it on social media with the hashtag #athomeartdate #calidarawles

(element three): How does this image reflect your identity, ancestry, and gender body politics?

Write a short stream of consciousness poem about what you see. Share on social media or email images to friends and family. #athomeartdate

I hope you find Drown, Sleep, or Float a compelling At Home Art Date.

I curate provocative art dates for you to enjoy solo or with others in your own home. Many of these art dates have online elements combined with supplemental reading, listening, and a variety of activities you can do at home to enhance how you express and experience art. Feel free to forward these art dates to others. Remember to check out the bonus material below.

These art dates are free of charge. However, they do take time, energy, and a lifetime of artistic experience to put together. If you’d like to buy me a cup of tea as a bit of thanks, I’d appreciate your generosity.



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