wood block - 7"x5"
I am an educator, writer, and artist living in Joshua Tree, California.
In February 2018, I made a comic for “The Heart Show” at the Beatnik Lounge, organized by Stella Ru and Bruce Carleton. In the comic, I described an activity I’d once done with my students where we sent love out into the world – as I told them, “Don’t limit yourselves, love is an infinite resource!” I’ve been thinking about that comic lately. In February, I started a printmaking class at CMC, but within a few weeks in-person classes were cancelled. I had learned a little and bought a few supplies so I continued practicing at home. As the pandemic intensified, I found myself returning to this concept and started carving and printing lino- and wood-block hearts. In these times of crisis, so many things are in short supply or no longer possible, but despite these shortages and limitations, love is still an infinite resource and we can always extend love to others in different ways: sharing resources, donating money, check-ins, and other loving acts. I have printed ten of these hearts to raise funds for Mutual Aid Joshua Tree. They are sliding scale $10-20 (20% goes to the Beatnik Lounge to cover their expenses; the rest to Mutual Aid). It seems fitting that two years after making the original comic for the Beatnik Lounge, that the next iteration of “Love is an Infinite Resource” would also find a home here as part of a project celebrating art and community during these chaotic times.
They are sliding scale $10-20 (20% goes to the Beatnik Lounge to cover their expenses; the rest to Mutual Aid).