There is a perverse fullness in loss. Loss propelled me here. It informs my need to make art. It makes space for the unexpected to grow. Atul Gawande’s recent book “Being Mortal” describes “the chasm of perspective between those who have to contend with life’s fragility and those who don’t.” Loss widens our apertures to see farther down narrow, well-worn paths. It opens us to risk, and to more keenly-felt joys.
This week is the year anniversary of Selective Focus’s inception, so next week’s theme will be “editor’s choice” highlighting just some of the work that caught the spirit of what we’ve tried to build here. I’d love to see an actual exhibition of your contributions, and to hear your thoughts on how we might do just that.
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