Seclude in the Nude - Boo
12 by 18" Photographic Print on Fine Art Matt Paper
“The last day I worked was March 15th. We were halfway through our weekly Sunday night show at Bathtub Gin when the city announced it would be closing bars and restaurants. We all stayed a little too late and drank a little too much, not wanting to leave, knowing it would be a while before we were back together. Like everyone else, we had no idea what was going to happen.
After 15 years in NYC, last year I finally reached a goal of making my living solely as an artist. Now I was home and it felt like everything I'd built was gone in an instant. Every day was a rollercoaster of emotions. The uncertainly of it all was and still is gut-wrenching. So many unknowns.
But I found a kind of peace. Not quite direction, but inspiration and motivation. For the first time since I was a little kid, I didn't really have to do anything other than what I wanted. I was able to slow down and just listen to my creative instinct. I started playing an instrument every day for the first time since I quit piano in the 8th grade, I started painting again, doodling, cooking long elaborate meals that require lots of chopping, writing scary stories, napping in the sun. Then Kirra called and asked if I would do a virtual show, then the slipper room asked if I would create a show for them, and I remembered that nothing is gone, only evolving.
Things will never be the same, but I want to believe they'll change for the better. We were all forced into this sudden evolution and I'm excited to see where it takes us. I miss everyone and can't wait to be back with my people again, but I'm going to miss this quiet moment too.” - @bananaland for 'Seclude in the Nude'