Yesterday, I visited the permanent collection at MOCA Grand in LA and said “Hello” to certain favorites, most notably– Lee Krasner. I read the description provided. One line in particular resonated. “Through the act of painting, the artist endeavors to find herself.” This is why I love Krasner. Her strength is in this search for … More Screening at El Cid & Interview with KTG TALKS in the key of Lee Krasner
“All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don’t have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.” – Will Ferrell When I was fifteen, my boyfriend was funny in a … More A New Stand-Up Show!
At the party, a woman in a silky dress makes conversation, “Hey, have you seen that show Halt & Catch Fire?” “No.” I respond, shoving my mouth full of gluten-free things that look like chips. A man in a fedora joins us. “It’s a hot show about computers.” He says, “It’s sexy.” The crackers congeal … More A LiveJournal Blog Entry by Stacy Elaine Dacheux
I recently collaborated with Danielle Sommer on an interactive art project. What I love most about this piece is the experience of spending time with a new friend. Through art-making I was able to hear and learn more about Danielle’s life and perspective. We met almost every day, in the hot hot heat, and painted … More Intermittent Dialogues at Monte Vista Projects
“Just as a midwife helps a being take their first breath, you help a being take their last breath. To be there fully requires being deeply grounded in compassion and love. Compassion, in this instance, is just both of you becoming who you are together–like the right hand taking care of the left hand.” – … More New Publication in Enter>Text: 3 Years
Tonight, I am performing my “future portraits” piece at Concord Space. I am performing this particular piece because I am scared of and interested in confrontation– how we talk to each other non-verbally and where our minds go with certain visceral judgements. I am especially scared/interested in the documentation process. How will my muse feel … More Why A Future Portrait?
In my dream, I am swimming with my husband and other friends. Everyone else swims at a brisk pace– several strokes ahead of me. I flutter about, getting caught up in the lilies. I am too slow. Tangled. Looking up at the sky. How to progress? I stop and adjust my bathing cap at a … More Dreaming of Lilies Before Shattering Glass
I want to talk about Southern California and what it promised us, historically, and culturally. Off the top of my head, there is the gold rush. Then, there is cinema, moving pictures. Fiction. Art. Music. Our own soundtracks. “California I’m coming home / Oh will you take me as I am / Strung out on … More California, Will You Take Me As I Am?