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OMG, Grad School!

Well, its been weeks, no months since i last posted any thing to my blog. I'm now living in Syracuse NY attending Grad school. I enjoy having all this time to work on my art, speaking of
'the work' it has change somewhat. I am still talking about race and gender, but now the work is more in your face and has some attitude. I think people take for granted the time they have in grad school to really push their work. I will not lose this moment to excel. Here is where the boundaries should be blurred and you should plow through and see what come out the other end. I have taken this advice and i am moving forward with my practice.
I just wrote this quote on the wall of my studio...

I am only one, but i am one.
I cannot do everything, but i can do something.
And I will not let what i cannot do interfere with what i can do.




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