Every project begins with a walk in the woods (2019)

every project begins with a walk in the woods
hunting material
gathering ideas

what would your friends think if they knew you were under the influence?
that your hunting is a following along
that your gathering is pattern recognition

you move around inside the material
your body is sharp
you penetrate
you are drawn to what is familiar

the materials you select
you select for a reason

your selection is far from arbitrary
it is highly informed

you wander through the woods
attracted to familiar sensations
to patterns
to where you have been before

observe yourself
selecting the materials you choose
why this one and not that one

everything you encounter becomes part of you
you become part everything you encounter
we gather and are gathered

the materials you collect
they follow you
daunt you
tease you
weigh you down
support you
and you follow them

This text was written during my Game Residency as a narrative leading through the story of becoming material.